"There is going to be a hefty toll for us to make sure that we can reestablish normalcy and build Puerto Rico back stronger", the Governor said. From the southern coast, across the mountainous interior to the northern capital, the island of 3.4 million people saw roofs ripped away and homes flooded. Trump started his speech by including Puerto Rico among a list of "communities that have recently been ravaged by storms and by floods".
Hurricane Maria is being blamed for killing at least 10 people in Puerto Rico.
The category 4 storm knocked the entire island's electrical grid out of commission, leaving residents facing no power for weeks or even months.
Across Puerto Rico, more than 15,000 people are in shelters, including some 2,000 rescued from the north coastal town of Toa Baja.
Puerto Rico is expected to suffer a loss of US$780 million in agricultural yields or about 80 percent of the total crop value in Puerto Rico, The New York Timesreports, with plantain, banana, and coffee crops taking the hardest hit. "But we have to marshall that desire to want to help and we have to do it smartly and we have to be organized about it".
The statewide collection of supplies and money will go to help the US territory that was seriously damaged by HurricaneMaria. "Now I know we won't get to everybody in time". Anybody we've have called is right there asking what they can do.
Many hospitals are flooded, heavily damaged and running exclusively on gas generators, reports Reuters.
Andrew Cuomo (D.) said Monday on MSNBC that his state will do "whatever we can do to help" the victims of Hurricane Maria in USA -territory Puerto Rico because "we believe in immigration in NY".
But Trump chose not to use the platform to comment on the situation in Puerto Rico over the weekend.
According to the hurricane centre, Maria is about 75 miles (120 km) east of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) is criticizing President Trump for his attacks on National Football League (NFL) players who kneel during the anthem, saying the president should instead be supporting Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
But a GOP-drafted package of tax relief for victims of Harvey, which slammed Texas and Louisiana last month, ran into obstacles on Monday as House Democrats announced their opposition to it and other provisions attached to a must-do measure to finance the operations of the air traffic control system.
McCain also was one of three Republican senators to vote down the earlier attempt by Republicans to repeal Obamacare in July. I know they are acting consistently with their beliefs and sense of what is best for the country.
In 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clarified its stance on caffeine is a statement released to NBC. It's called Caffeine Corner , a service that says it can deliver a cold Coke, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew or Dr.
The NHC expects a full six days of movement, with Hurricane Jose already 300 miles away from its current location. The center's official forecast finds Jose just over 400 miles from Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday morning.
The other notable film in theaters this weekend: Darren Aronofsky's " mother! " starring Jennifer Lawrence . Not bad films, to be clear, more films that, if they don't side with them, people tend to outright hate.
If this was the case, then Hoffman had previously set up the in-character reaction in the weeks leading up to the Emmys . Laura Dern is pretty much the last person you could accuse of elitism in Hollywood, as I'm sure Hoffman knows.
Hospital spokesman Mike Barwell says that Dartmouth-Hitchcock was locked down and that local and state police are on site. The name of the suspect wasn't immediately released by officials and the victim's condition is now unknown.
Officials say direct impacts from the storm includes tropicsl storm force winds and storm surge of 2-4 feet along the Outer Banks. So in conclusion, a track just offshore is most likely but we can't feel too comfortable about it for a couple more days.
New Zealand-based Z Energy (ZEL.NZ) said it was informed of the leak in the 170-kilometer-long pipeline on Thursday afternoon. However, closer inspection has shown that the damaged section needs to be replaced.
Later that day, Angelina participated in a discussion with Rithy on stage in front of a live audience. Angelina Jolie with Vivienne, Maddox , Pax, Kimhak Mun, Knox, Shiloh , Zahara and Sareum Srey Moch .
A South Korean expert said the quake could have been caused by geological stress created from the recent nuclear explosion. We can not conclusively confirm at this time the nature (natural or human-made) of the event.
Mandel also said the show had considered an impeachment storyline, but were afraid "somebody else might get to it first". She is now holding the record for having the most wins in the lead actress category with seven awards.
Roy Hodgson is confident of turning Crystal Palace's fortunes around - but admits things may get worse before they get better. Palace are thus without a goal in five games this season, the longest run from the start of a Premier League campaign.
U.S. troops deployed to Israel get a new barracks
Earlier this year, Israel intercepted another drone that strayed into the Golan airspace from neighboring Syria. It demonstrates the "years-old alliance between the United States and the State of Israel".
Kenyan chief justice vows to protect rule of law
The court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election earlier this month saying there were irregularities and illegalities. It comes as riot police fired tear gas at supporters of Kenyatta amid protests outside the Supreme Court.
The latest GOP plan to kill Obamacare has a new twist
McMaster confirmed he has had several conversations with Graham and Vice President Mike Pence along with "a few others". President Donald Trump has been telephoning members of Congress in recent days urging action on dismantling Obamacare.
Pakistan firing kills BSF trooper in J&K
They said that a bullet hit Bahadur on the left side of his abdomen and succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. BSF troops guarding the border, retaliated the firing and gave a befitting reply while on civilian was also injured.
Senate GOP Starts Latest Health Care Reform Push
The federal government then would turn that money over to states, with the flexibility to design their own rules and regulations. If the senators' 2015 words meant anything, they will push for a vote on the bill before the end of September.
Jose Downgraded to Tropical Storm
The future path for Jose seems to change everyday, however it is now inching closer to the east coast of the U.S. The category one storm, meandering south of the island, nonetheless remains a potential threat to Bermuda.
Air Berlin flights hit by 'ill' pilots
Air Berlin announced on Monday that it would end its flights to the Caribbean from Düsseldorf beginning September 24. Air Berlin continues to operate due to a 150 million euro ($180 milliom) credit loan from the German government.
Volkswagen plans electric option for all models by 2030
It gets high-performance battery which can be charged to 80% of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system. Buzz, which will be a modern day reincarnation of the VW Microbus that was so popular with Grateful Dead fans.
Apocalyptic scenes in storm ravaged Florida Keys
Meanwhile, in Florida , officials were telling people to prepare to hunker down for at least 12 hours once Irma makes landfall. Nielsen had to shut down a national data center in Oldsmar, Fla., area in advance of Hurricane Irma hitting the area.
Apple TV is finally getting 4K video
The much-rumored Apple TV with 4K support has been launched today by Apple at its event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. CEO Tim Cook announced that next-gen has arrived with 4K playback support, so the streaming box is aptly named, Apple TV 4K.
Mexico natural disaster death toll 61 as rescue efforts begin
61 people until now have been announced dead and President Enrique Peña Nieto suspects at least 200 people have been injured. The quake damaged 1,700 homes, 700 schools and 18 other public buildings in Chiapas, according to preliminary estimates.