And apparently the GOP tax bill is being described by puerto rican leaders as more damaging than two hurricane's combined.
ON 12/28/17 AT 9:00 AM
PREPA said it could not confirm details about the distribution of power.
A Puerto Rican student attending college on the U.S. mainland told Newsweek that his family remains without power and that other American citizens on the island are fighting to survive without clean water and medicine.
“The ones that do have power do not have stable power,” said Jesús Armando González-Ventura, a senior studying health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The folks that have water have contaminated water.”
González-Ventura said he returned to the city of Bayamón in December to family members who were relying on filthy water and suffering from conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, after the water gave them bacterial infections.
“Some people still don’t have light on the island, and it takes a toll. I met a man and he told me the day I met him, ‘Sometimes I feel like grabbing a rope,’” Schwartz said. “There’s a lot of death. I had friends telling me, ones who lived in Puerto Rico, that there were bins and trucks they were putting dead bodies in.”