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Relief drive for Puerto Rico packs thousands of meals, bottled water

Relief drive for Puerto Rico packs thousands of meals, bottled water

The officers will travel to the island in three waves for two weeks each.

Gottlieb said the power disruptions could cause new medicine shortages and exacerbate shortages that existed before Hurricane Maria, and Irma before that, slammed the island.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that USA drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there.

Police Commissioner William Evans said, "It's not like they're going on vacation down there".

While many Puerto Ricans are bilingual, college officials say classes are available to help Spanish-speaking students learn English.

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Last week, Governor Christie authorized the mobilization of 1,100 emergency responders and soldiers to deploy to Puerto Rico, including NJSP and 500 National Guard citizen soldiers with various equipment.

"We are using federal grants for the deployment so that there is no impact to Jersey City tax payers, but at the same, time we can continue to be supportive", Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said.

Florida Hospital tells News 6 its goal is to fill 10 large containers and ship the supplies to Puerto Rico this week.

The Central Florida community is coming together to get results, collecting much needed aid and sending hope to the people of Puerto Rico. They're taking supplies and bringing tools to jump in and help rebuild the island after Hurricane Maria.

According to the NGO, almost 60 percent of children in Puerto Rico live below the poverty line.


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