The last time Trump used his Twitter account to offer words of support to the island was Wednesday, when he wrote a message directed at Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello: "We are with you and the people of Puerto Rico".
The category 4 storm knocked the entire island's electrical grid out of commission, leaving residents facing no power for weeks or even months. Puerto Rico has been hit by two of the most devastating hurricane we have ever seen, Irma and Maria. This may be a chance to rebuild the island's agriculture so that it is more efficient and sustainable, he told the Times.
"Un granito de arena (a grain of sand)", Collazo said of the relief effort she organized.
Lopez demonstrated her allegiance to her Puerto Rican roots by making a big announcement on Sunday regarding the hurricane-ravaged island. Governor Ricardo Rossello is now reaching out to the press to bring attention to this crisis and what he feels is a failure of the US federal government to assist one of its territories.
All people living near the Guajataca River in northwest Puerto Rico should evacuate immediately because of an "imminent dam break", the National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday afternoon. At least six people have been reported dead so far in the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico since 1932. "We need someone to help us immediately".
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner have both committed to giving a "significant" contribution, Lopez said.
A number of medical manufactures based in Puerto Rico have responded to the impact and damage caused by hurricane Maria.