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(09-26-2017 08:59 AM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  Work is being done for Puerto Rico. Ships loaded with fuel, generators, cleanup supplies, food, water, etc.

Regardless of Trump's not tweeting about it... work is being done.

And patients from Puerto Rico are being relocated to mainland US hospitals.

http://www.wistv.com/story/36450603/evac...e-midlands

Quote:All hands were on deck at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Monday as the state continues to help medically evacuated hospital patients from Puerto Rico and islands hit by Hurricane Maria.

On Sunday, four critical patients arrived from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to be transported to one of 12 Midlands hospitals for treatment and more patients were expected to arrive on Monday.

Two of those patients are being treated at Palmetto Health hospitals.

On Monday, the airport got busy once again.

"Yesterday we got reports that it could be up to 300 patients that they have to move,” Jeff Straub of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare said.

Quote:This is the first time in United States history that the Department of Defense has activated the Natural Disaster Medical System program and it's happening right here in Columbia - one of only three places in the United States.

"I don't know that we get any benefit other than we are helping those in need,” Jonathan Calore, Incident Commander with SCFC said. “That's the whole thing behind the NDMS program. We are helping those in need from another location."

The state and hospitals will get reimbursed through FEMA. As of now they are unsure how long they will be activated at the airport but are ready to receive more patients.


But let's ignore that and continue the false leftist narrative that the feds are doing nothing.
09-26-2017 10:57 AM
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(09-26-2017 08:54 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Has the trump administration been derelict in properly responding to this growing disaster?

No
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Seems the PR Governor is OK with the President's attention and responses.

Quote:The president has been very attentive to the situation, personally calling me several times. FEMA and the FEMA director have been here in Puerto Rico twice. As a matter of fact, they were here with us today, making sure that all the resources in FEMA were working in conjunction with the central government.

We have been working together. We have been getting results.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/devastate...-governor/

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OP, you OK with me closing this thread? Your call.
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(09-26-2017 12:28 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  Seems the PR Governor is OK with the President's attention and responses.

Quote:The president has been very attentive to the situation, personally calling me several times. FEMA and the FEMA director have been here in Puerto Rico twice. As a matter of fact, they were here with us today, making sure that all the resources in FEMA were working in conjunction with the central government.

We have been working together. We have been getting results.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/devastate...-governor/

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OP, you OK with me closing this thread? Your call.

Is Puerto Rico out of the woods yet?
- Last I checked over half are still without potable water and even more without electric.

I don't see any harm in leaving the thread open as long as there are issues being dealt with. It's not like anyone is being disrespectful to anyone here.

But whatever you want to do, I'm fine with.
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(09-26-2017 12:44 PM)Redwingtom Wrote:  I don't see any harm in leaving the thread open as long as there are issues being dealt with. It's not like anyone is being disrespectful to anyone here.

I was just poking you a bit considering it seems that no less a person than the Governor of Puerto Rico answered your question on if the Trump Administration was "derelict."
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It also (partially) has to do with suspending the Jones Act for Harvey and Irma but not Maria.

Help is getting there; just taking longer.
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I used to live in a US commonwealth. The infrastructure is not like the ones in the states. The money that is supposed to be spent on it is wasted by graft, greed, incompetence and nepotism. (think detroit) The Island i lived on, Saipan, is a fraction of the size of PR, with only 60K+ residents. It still took 5 months to get everyone's power and water connected after a supertyphoon made a direct hit on them a couple of years ago. (obama was in charge) The (sea/air) ports are not made for getting large amounts of supplies quickly inland. Many transformers have to be custom made, and that takes weeks to months to happen, even more with the destruction in TX, and FL. Yes PR is screwed, but that is not the fault of the federal govt.
In Saipan we were told over and over again to have a months worth of food and water saved up for typhoon season. I use the same logic living here in Alaska, there are basically 2 ports that accept goods here. In case of another 9.2 earthquake, I know that it will take months to get things going again. This is why I now have 2 months of supplies put aside. I hope the people in PR also took the necessary precautions. (but I know they didn't)
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as costs of repairs continue to rise faster than the rate of inflation (hence pot hole patching and bridge failure as the current norm), in what fashion does salvaging that island other than for military benefit????

at some point, people just need to wake the motherfuckkkk up and figure out how the USD and capitalism work in tandem.....

you just can't build shite and expect mother nature to just up and say, "good jobbber"

now you know why I gave every econ prof the shite.....'cuz they were full of it.....

people are so fk'n stupid.....
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(09-26-2017 01:24 PM)TomorrowHerd Wrote:  I used to live in a US commonwealth. The infrastructure is not like the ones in the states. The money that is supposed to be spent on it is wasted by graft, greed, incompetence and nepotism. (think detroit) The Island i lived on, Saipan, is a fraction of the size of PR, with only 60K+ residents. It still took 5 months to get everyone's power and water connected after a supertyphoon made a direct hit on them a couple of years ago. (obama was in charge) The (sea/air) ports are not made for getting large amounts of supplies quickly inland. Many transformers have to be custom made, and that takes weeks to months to happen, even more with the destruction in TX, and FL. Yes PR is screwed, but that is not the fault of the federal govt.
In Saipan we were told over and over again to have a months worth of food and water saved up for typhoon season. I use the same logic living here in Alaska, there are basically 2 ports that accept goods here. In case of another 9.2 earthquake, I know that it will take months to get things going again. This is why I now have 2 months of supplies put aside. I hope the people in PR also took the necessary precautions. (but I know they didn't)

PR is like DR, very shaky power grid. BTW the last 2 hurricanes the DR had about 20 emergency shelters open with food and water, although they did not get a direct hit.
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(09-26-2017 10:17 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Every one is clearly aware that getting help to an island is way more complex than a contiguous state. That's not the point.

Right there are a lot of brown people on that island, clearly thats why time is derelict in helping them amiright... I mean he passed a disaster declaration six days ago and asked congress to get something on his desk to help them... But really he's just dragging his feet because $NonWhitePeople.

Quote:It could be just appearances

No tom, it's deliberately trying to sell a narrative despite the facts...
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