Minnesota mother fears for daughters stranded in Puerto Rico

Minnesota mother fears for daughters stranded in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria devastated the island, left it in the dark, set off catastrophic flooding and destroyed homes. "The heartbreak that our friends in Puerto Rico are enduring following this devastating storm is unimaginable and our prayers are with every family who calls this lovely island their home", Scott said in a statement.

President Trump plans to visit Puerto Rico next week.

Roman has family in the USA who work for commercial airlines which are allowing employees to send goods to family members. "I grew up in NY, so I know many people from Puerto Rico".

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), at the direction of the governor, has announced a statewide donation drive to benefit Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.

"If people don't get drinking water, if people don't get the food that they need, they're done", Mendez said.

"The roof of the house is flying all parts everywhere and she runs to my other sister's house", said Daniel, interpreting his mother from the video.

She tried to fly them home before Hurricane Irma, but all the flights were sold out and her parents made a decision to ride out Maria in their cement house, which her grandfather built to withstand a hurricane 60 years ago.

Trump also said that he would travel to the US Virgin Islands, another US territory in the Caribbean that was slammed by a pair of powerful storms.

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"They can not live in the house, so they're staying with other relatives".

"I've been able to receive some text messages, they've been very spotty", said Contreas.

"So that I can feel like I'm doing something, because when you can't even talk to people, when the distribution system is broken, how can you help?" she said.

"We want people to know that Puerto Rico needs help", Mcauliffe explained. It was not possible to do it.

Many students, he said, will come without any records.

That's something Reinaldo Franqui Machin can relate to.

Families all over the country are desperate to communicate with their loved ones in Puerto Rico.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNN) - A mountain of food, water and other vital supplies has arrived in Puerto Rico's main Port of San Juan. Communication is just bad. Officials say the situation could get worse if emergency supplies aren't distributed soon. "Nobody can get there", Machin said.