Busses are now evacuating two towns, the Associated Press reports.
One of the biggest concerns facing Puerto Rico is their lack of electricity. "I watch TV, it's just frightful with the flooding, and your mind just keeps going, and everyone is anxious here".
"Last thing he said, ' I'm an Army man".
Gladys Figueroa is helping with relief efforts by collecting clothes, food, and water to be sent to the island.
Rivera said a group of community leaders will be presenting a festival on October 21 to raise money for recovery.
The storm's center passed near or over the U.S. Virgin Island of Saint Croix overnight Tuesday.
Social media is Escobar's only way of knowing what is going on in Puerto Rico.
At least 10 people have been confirmed dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the island, Puerto Rico's governor's office said Saturday. We don't need anything. The funds, the thoughtfulness, the reaching out. "These are American citizens", Clinton said in a Sunday morning tweet, referring to the Department of Defense, Secretary James Mattis and a US Navy ship that serves as a medical facility.
Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the USA territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam.
Yitza Escobar of Bedford and Puerto Rico native was just in Puerto Rico with her parents and family, celebrating her cousin's wedding. Sanchez said that "We are a resilient people", reminding people that Puerto Rico and her residents will make it through this. The island was already hobbled by Hurricane Irma.
But the health threats go far beyond infectious diseases, said Nierenberg, who was in her previous year of medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans when Katrina hit. "Daddy's missing you. I just want to know how you are doing and can you please call me", Gonzalez said. Today, though, some local officials said those reports were overblown and the dam is expected to hold. "Missionaries, who have been engaged in cleanup efforts since the storm's passing, are being transferred from the islands in the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission and temporarily reassigned in other areas until basic needs can be met, and then they will return to help".
Puerto Ricans en Arkansas is asking for batteries, diapers for both children and the elderly, water, and non-perishable foods. Checks they collected were made out to the Red Cross.
"If it's all overhead delivery system where you have poles and transformers mounted on poles and overhead wires, they don't stand the speed of wind, and they crack", he explained.