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originally posted by: dantanna
let him come live with you as they rebuild the place.
if someone told me 1 month no electricity let alone 6? i would grab everything and bail so quick.
Their government is our government why do people think it's a separate country???????
originally posted by: violet
Hope you can find out about your loved ones. Must be heart wrenching not knowing. I cannot imagine.
Getting in touch with the Red Cross is your best bet
They have a website Safe and Well where residents register for the loved ones to search for them. That's if they know about it and registered. Possibly if they ended up in a hospital or a shelter they might have been put on the list. Worth a shot Its advised to keep trying if you find nothing.
Take a look at this Page. It has a few ways to try searching
Puerto Rico's Federal Affairs Administration asked friends and family members to call 202-778-0710 to check on the status of loved ones, although this option might not be possible in the U.S. territory considering the number of downed cell phone towers and phone lines.....
....Contact the island’s disaster relief team by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of high volume, officials ask that you only send one email — no follow-ups — unless the status of your loved one has changed. Include your contact information and as many details about your family member or friend as possible.
Try old fashioned letter post!
.....If the disaster relief effort has gone on for several weeks, consider sending them a letter, as mail may be getting forwarded.
Best of luck
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
Heard around 11:30 CDT that they've managed to open the airport and AA and another airline have landed planes now waiting to board passengers.
I have in-laws in PR and they're leaving. They report most of the young people had long since left. Frankly, I'd think the best thing to do is to evacuate the island altogether. PR has practically no economic value and is head-over-heels in debt. There's really no reason for anyone to be there, especially after this and they don't have the manpower to rebuild. It seems cruel to keep them trapped in poverty in the dark without food, water or hope of rescue.
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke today urging the department to waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to aid recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria.