Puerto Rico governor: Situation growing more dire after Hurricane Maria

EMBED </>More Videos

There are still 95 percent of people in Puerto Rico without power. (KTRK)

The governor of Puerto Rico said the situation is growing more dire by the minute after Hurricane Maria.

It's been seven days since the storm made landfall, and 95 percent of Puerto Rico is still without electricity.

More than 3 million U.S. citizens there are suffering in temperatures in the 80s with 90 percent humidity.

SEE ALSO: How to help Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria


Nestor Serrano walks on the upstairs floor of his home, where the walls were blown off, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.



The mayor of San Juan said they are not receiving help fast enough.

"President Trump, please whatever you need to do, let FEMA do their job," said Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.

The president said Tuesday that he plans to visit Puerto Rico next week, the earliest he said he can go without disrupting recovery operations.

Trump pointed out some differences between Texas and Florida, which were hit hard by other hurricanes, and the island territory in a series of tweets Monday night."

"Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble."

On Tuesday, FEMA announced more federal aid is being sent to the U.S. territory.

Report a typo to the ABC13 staff

Related Topics:
hurricane mariau.s. & worldhurricaneweatherpuerto rico
(Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments