Over 95% of Puerto Rico's base stations out of order - FCC

Over 95% of Puerto Rico's base stations out of order - FCC

The island was already suffering from a huge fiscal crisis, which was only exasperated by the recent barreling of natural disasters.

Northeast Ohioans have lost communication with relatives in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria flooded streets and knocked out power and other utilities on the island. This means Puerto Rico has been cut off from the rest of the world, leaving hundreds of thousands of individuals looking for answers and information on their loved ones.

"I'm staying positive, I'm praying and now it's up to us in Pittsburgh to coalesce and help those who need our help", Alvarado said.

Christie Beckles was also anxious to get to the island, where she lives a majority of the time.

"I can not tell you how excited I am".

The Pentagon is on the ground in Puerto Rico, dispatching members of the Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion, who are working to restore power, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a news release Friday.

A Lowcountry woman anxious about her son who remained in Puerto Rico with the Army as Hurricane Maria devastated the country received the news she was hoping for.

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Luckily for Ramos, his family has been able to contact him.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday that the storm's winds had decreased to 115 miles per hour (185 kph).

Quinones, 68, said his siblings live in Ponce. "There has been nothing like this", said Ramón Lopez as, near tears, he described to the New York Times the destruction of his neighborhood in Guaynabo, on the northern coast near San Juan. At least six people in Puerto Rico died in the hurricane, which left the entire island without power.

Quinones and his wife, Inez Maria Quinones, also have tried calling the American Red Cross, to no avail.

The island's governor has called it the worst storm in a century. "From what I understand, the last one that was stronger was in 1928", Quinones said. "I don't know where she's at", Gonzalez.

"It was like from 7 a.m. all the way to 12 midnight packing the boxes and getting them ready for our family", said Alvarado. In total, these six vessels will bring in more than 2,200 full container loads of food and aid cargo, as well as commercial goods, to Puerto Rico. "Thanks to the American team, we plan to resume service to San Juan on September 22, and will be adding extra flights in order to help our customers and team members, and provide supplies to the island". They'll join researchers from the US and Europe in a live demonstration of what's called the Real Time Super Lab. "It's scary", he said.

"We're trying to raise funds and trying to collect items", said Ceballos. I have to wait. "I hope the wind damage to the rainforest is minimal".