Mass. police officers head to Puerto Rico to assist with hurricane relief


The hospital is hosting a community relief drive until 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Orlando Church.

State Police troopers preparing to head down to Puerto Rico for recovery efforts. The officers will assist local police by helping to enforce a curfew and perform other security measures.

"We're keeping a close watch on the most critical medical products", Gottlieb said.

Volunteers can be heard cheering and clapping as the supplies come in.

After 17 days, over 85 percent of Puerto Ricans still have no electricity and drinking water is hard to find.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers teamed up with Representative Jorge Navarro Suárez to deliver food and water to his constituents.

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"The parts that we're trying to target are the parts that is not metropolitan that normally tends to be left behind and these containers can go directly to them", hospital chaplain Edwin Alicea said.

The governor said he will reiterate to a congressional delegation visiting Puerto Rico today the need for urgent action, due to the magnitude of the challenges.

Scott Gottlieb said in a statement that the agency is working to prevent shortages of about 40 crucial medicines. The companies said operations were also hampered because workers couldn't get to factories and they were dealing with damage to their homes. "They have been reached by helicopters only and those people are still waiting", he said.

According to the NGO, almost 60 percent of children in Puerto Rico live below the poverty line.

In less than two weeks, Medina and the rest of North Carolina for Puerto Rico collected more all of the donations.