From a friend in Puerto Rico
I got online for the first time in days and one of the very first things I saw was an out and out lie about the government’s response to the crisis I am in the middle of.
I don’t care if you hate or love Trump, using the crisis in Puerto Rico to spread political lies is disgusting!
I am literally across the street from the airport, and the hotel I am in is where many of the first responders are staying, so here is what is going on from someone who is actually here seeing it.
The government is here and has been here!
Every single day plane after plane full of FEMA, FBI, homeland security, army, Air Force, Marines, and extra police officers from all over the country shows up.
Cargo plane after cargo plane and ship after ship full of supplies shows up. There is a hospital ship off the coast that I can see from the beach.
The response was quick and it keeps coming!
They are out every day from sun up until sun down.
This isn’t a political issue, it is a humanitarian one.
The lies being spread about the response aren’t helping the people here, it is just fueling hate based on lies!
If you want to help Puerto Rico, donate money or supplies and pray.
If you want to play politics find something else to argue about!
Not like there aren’t hundreds of topics for you to choose from!
Edited to add this- Roads have been completely destroyed in many areas, especially the remote ones. The military and FEMA are going out to these places on foot with 100 lbs + packs on their backs.
It is requiring them to cut their way through flooded areas to get there. It will take time to reach everyone when conditions are as bad as they are.
Thank you, Sandi Davis!