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Puerto Rico: What It’s Really Like After the SHTF

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by Goldhedge, Sep 28, 2017.



  1. southfork

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    here in Fl we still have a mess, many streets still haven't had the debris removed, how about charity beginning at home, get the fk out of pr and help our own country
     
  2. Goldhedge

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    Is Whitefish taking advantage of PR... perhaps, but any other company would do the same.

    The 'other' companies are pissed that they missed out on the same opportunity.

    Think about it... they're pulling in resources from everywhere. Supply and demand.

    Why leave home for less or equal to what you make in the US to live without any amenities?

    They're rebuilding a whole island from the ground up!! It's going to take some time....
     
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    Why have we stopped hearing about Puerto Rico in the news?
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    Puerto Rico is still in very bad shape and there is a lot of work to do there to help the people. So why is it not in the news?
     
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    There may have been more sympathy for P.R. if that B!TCH Mayor of San Juan had not stood in front of pallets of goods stack in a warehouse and do a hit piece on how the US was not doing anything to help her.

    Her sympathy comes between SH!T and SYPHILIS in dictionaries.
     
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    Would luv to know what is spent on welfare & EBT cards in FL & why it's not mandated they put in 40 hr work weeks or loose their benefits.
     
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    Six Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Domestic Maritime Industry Continues to Play a Key Role in Puerto Rico’s Relief Efforts

    November 17, 2017 by gCaptain

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    A Crowley Maritime Corp. barge loaded with cargo bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo: Crowley Maritime

    American maritime companies are continuing to provide beefed-up shipping services to Puerto Rico to ensure essential relief and commercial cargoes can reach the island still reeling from the impacts of Hurricane Maria.

    More than six weeks after the storm hit, the domestic maritime industry now has 25 Jones Act-qualified vessels in regular service to the island, according to new numbers compiled by the American Maritime Partnership. These 25 vessels – comprised of state-of-the-art containerships, roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) barges, load-on/load-off (lo/lo) barges, and offshore supply vessels – include nine that have entered into the regular Puerto Rico trade since Hurricane Maria made landfall.

    Carriers have also acquired additional 53-foot containers and chassis’ to support the surplus of standard deliveries to the island.

    As of November 16, these Jones Act vessels have delivered more than 36,000 containers with millions of pounds of commercial and relief cargo to Puerto Rico.

    In order to handle increased volume, some domestic carriers have added mainland ports in the Northeast as ports of origin for cargoes destined for Puerto Rico, while others have increased vessels speeds to reduce transit times. At least one carrier now offers sailings virtually every day of the week from the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico, according to the AMP.

    Along with the vessels in regular service, additional Jones Act vessels are providing occasional service to the island, with more vessels available if needed.

    As far as the much-need emergency relief cargoes, carriers are continuing to prioritize the transportation and distribution of FEMA cargoes to ensure that relief is getting to the island as quickly as possible.

    According to the AMP, one Jones Act carrier reported dispatching 1.3 million meals and 2.77 million liters of water to the island, while another deployed 375 trucks to aid in on-island distribution. Over the course of one week, domestic operators reported delivering nearly 7,000 TEUs of water to Puerto Rico, including 1,500 FEMA loads of water, providing nearly 2 million liters per day to the island’s residents, the AMP said.

    In addition to vital good like food, water and fuel, thousands of units of specialized equipment, including rolling stock, generators, poles (electrical and communications) and other cargoes necessary to rebuild the island, have been delivered. As an example, one tug/barge unit from Louisiana delivered self-powered cellular communication towers critical to re-establishing communication on the island, as well as vehicles, housing, bulk fuel, and food. Another carrier is transporting the initial batch of what will eventually total 32,000 utility poles, which are crucial to fixing the island’s destroyed power grid.

    “The Jones Act has not added difficulties to the recovery in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The goods getting to the port were not the problem. It was the distribution from the port into the country where the need was at that was the difficulty,” said Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL). “The U.S. maritime industry are first responders in times of emergency like Hurricane Irma and Maria and Jacksonville is ground zero for getting shipments of goods to Puerto Rico quickly reliably and economically… They have proven themselves committed to meeting Puerto Rico’s immediate needs while also supporting the long term restoration of the island’s economy.”

    “Finally, I hope once and for all to put the idea to rest the idea that somehow the Jones Act is inhibiting the recovery of Puerto Rico,” said Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR). “The problem has been the logistics of getting those out of the port.”

    Jones Act carriers have provided regular, dedicated service to Puerto Rico for decades, and in recent years have made investments in the trade totaling nearly $1 billion. As part of these investments, Jones Act carriers support thousands of jobs in Puerto Rico.

    “The men and women of the American maritime industry stand committed to the communities in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria, where many of our own employees and their families reside and are working around the clock to respond to the communities in need. As our industry has done in past natural disasters, we are actively working with the Administration, FEMA, MARAD, and relief organizations to deploy quickly and deliver essential goods like food, fuel, first aid supplies, and building materials,” said Thomas A. Allegretti, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership.

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    http://gcaptain.com/six-weeks-after...ry-continues-hurricane-relief-in-puerto-rico/
     
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    Whitefish Energy Comes Under Fresh Scrutiny for Their INSANE Contract 11/12
    https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/11/12/whitefish-energy-comes-fresh-scrutiny-insane-contract/

    After Doomed Whitefish Deal, Puerto Rico Asks Congress for $94 Billion 11/14
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/us/puerto-rico-prepa-whitefish-contract.html

    Congressional Committees Slam Puerto Rico Officials Over Controversial Energy Contract 11/14
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino...ls-over-controversial-energy-contract-n820811

    Following Whitefish controversy, embattled Puerto Rico power authority director resigns 11/17
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitefish-...co-power-authority-director/story?id=51232558
     
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    U.S. Hospital Ship Returns Home from Puerto Rico Relief Mission

    November 21, 2017 by gCaptain

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    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo

    Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life-saving medical care in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

    Comfort departed Virginia Sept. 29 and had been in Puerto Rico for almost two months providing disaster relief support after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

    Comfort worked with the Puerto Rico Department of Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to treat patients since it arrived in Puerto Rico on October 3, two weeks after the storm hit.

    “When we first got there, there was no electricity and everything was dark. We were a bright beacon that had power,” said Capt. Roger Gwinn, USNS Comfort’s master. “We met people that hadn’t showered in 8-9 days, hadn’t had a hot meal in the same amount of time, and that made the crew realize what we were dealing with.”

    Since departing Norfolk, the Navy said sailors aboard Comfort treated 1,899 patients, performed 191 surgeries, provided 76-thousand liters of oxygen and ten tons of food and water. The ship also conducted nearly 200 total surgeries, including 44 general surgical procedures (such as hernia repair, gallbladder removal and appendix removal), 25 major orthopedic surgical cases, 17 amputations and 15 urologic procedures, according to the Navy.

    “What we saw were people with chronic conditions that had lost follow-up because either their clinics were gone or they hadn’t gotten their medications refilled,” said Capt. Kevin Buckley, USNS Comfort’s medical treatment facility commanding officer.

    According to the Navy, notable surgeries included a modified radical mastectomy for an advanced case of breast cancer, a complex multi-organ abdominal cancer resection, an urgent drainage and exploration of a complicated neck infection, and an emergent open repair of a ruptured aortic aneurysm which comprised the largest, most complex surgery ever performed on a hospital ship.

    There were also two children born onboard Comfort during the hurricane relief mission – one girl and one boy. The father of the boy was a U.S. Navy veteran.

    The recovery mission in Puerto Rico continues under the long-term leadership of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. military reservists and National Guard.

    http://gcaptain.com/u-s-hospital-ship-returns-home-puerto-rico-relief-mission/
     

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