People relocating from Puerto Rico finding more problems, little help

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This has been hard to take in a home where the 6:30 p.m. news is a daily ritual, not to mention "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" and "Saturday Night Live".

"In Puerto Rico, we don't have no medical assistance, no school, no nothing", Maria said. "But obviously, we are making all the announcements as though it were a health emergency".

On the call, Hayes said JetBlue produced earnings per share of 55 cents, saying the number would have been six cents higher if not for the storms.

INSKEEP: So what have you seen the last few days? (Reuters/Alvin Baez) Emilia Santos washes her hair with water coming through a pipe, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico October 19, 2017.

Still, of all the schools, hundreds continue to serve as community centers, and more than 70 are being used to shelter families that lost their homes to the hurricane.

In a related matter, the school board approved an enrollment cap of 187 district students for the Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School in Bethlehem.

But while the town lacked overseas visitors last weekend, it had a steady stream of Puerto Ricans from across the island. For decades, the province has been sending a Christmas tree to Boston as a thank-you for the city's help during the Halifax Explosion in 1917. Rather than reimburse the island's Medicaid program at the 55 percent rate as it does for other territories, or the 83 percent rate that Puerto Rico would receive if it were a state, the US government capped the reimbursement at about $300 million per year ― less than a 15 percent reimbursement rate. More recently, it was the US Congress that imposed the unelected Financial Oversight and Management Board on Puerto Rico, which now makes the most important economic policy decisions for the island.

"Other than the sheer destruction, the most striking thing is it looks like fall". Everything is brown. Here is an lush, green, tropical island.

The free Sunday salsa lessons resumed on an outdoor plaza cooled by a soothing ocean breeze. Bottled water and canned food, obviously, but also medical supplies, gas generators and solar lights.

At Canovanas they stumbled across two elderly men, both Vietnam Veterans glad to see them. But that doesn't excuse the bad planning and questionable decisions that have marked the response to a calamity that was so clearly anticipated. As of Wednesday, a quarter of households did not have access to clean drinking water, according to data from Puerto Rico's Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AAA).

The slender dance instructor, who founded the weekly classes, led a row of dancers in rhythmic lines in La Parguera's central plaza.

"I am seeing military trucks and a couple of convoys". They are not doing so well. We need it for disaster prevention.

Sixty schools opened in the capital and 59 in Mayaguez, officials said.

And then, you know, I've been to other schools where damage was minimal. "I will take a little time to gather myself then head back". A Connecticut U.S. Marine veteran, Ray Guasp, put together a team of Puerto Rican veterans to do the same water purification work. For those unfamiliar with the area, Rincon is a small fishing village on the North Western Coast of Puerto Rico. Koslow said two more units are in hand.

"We are very confident about our options to deploy that capacity", said Marty St. George, JetBlue's executive vice president for commercial and planning.

The bill also would provide $576.5 million for fighting wildfires in the West. The House passed the measure after new wildfires broke out that devastated northern California's wine country.