Days after Hurricane Maria, the situation in Puerto Rico is dire

"We know how much destruction has been done, and how hard it is going to be to rebuild Puerto Rico", Cuomo said.

The Wisconsin Republican's statement came as authorities struggle to provide adequate relief to the more than 3 million US citizens on the island territory, which is without power and has seen awful devastation.

Crowley, which has about 300 Puerto Rico employees, has served the Puerto Rico market since 1954, longer than any other Jones Act carrier in the trade.

For context, Hurricane Harvey-whose devastation, while significant, was nowhere near as horrific as what has happened in Puerto Rico-made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm on Friday, August 25. Medical facilities are in precarious shape, more than 80 percent of the island is without water service, and it could take months to restore power to the island.

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"I'd rather be wrong on that front than doing nothing and having that fail and costing people lives", he said in an interview with CNN. Those friends include the New York Yankees, Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban and J.J. Barea, a Mavericks player from Puerto Rico, and Lopez' ex-husband Marc Anthony. They are now financing needs assessment efforts to identify and prioritize the most critical community needs, and long-term structural and power repairs to the most vulnerable communities.

"Puerto Ricans are American citizens, and today Puerto Ricans need our help", she said. White House officials have signaled that Trump plans to visit Puerto Rico, but an official date has yet to be announced.

An aerial view shows the damage to the Guajataca dam in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

She said: "The UK has pledged to give £5 million to the people of Dominica, the island worst hit by Hurricane Maria - on top of the £57 million already promised to the region - to strengthen recovery following these relentless disasters".

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Supplies were running low in many areas of Puerto Rico Monday, and outside assistance was complicated by damaged airports and harbors, according to The Washington Post. "We want to provide a service to those people in a time of crisis".

NeliPak Healthcare has set up a relief fund to help those suffering from the recent hurricane disasters.

Across Puerto Rico, large populations remain without power or aid.

On Sunday, Jennifer Lopez joined NY governor Andrew Cuomo in a press conference announcing she was donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

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Fellow singer Ricky Martin has donated $100,000 to the relief effort and launched an online fundraiser.


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