Pentagon: 44 percent of Puerto Ricans lack clean drinking water

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(Worthy News) - Puerto Rico’s electricity systems are badly damaged after Hurricane Maria, and nearly half the U.S. territory’s residents lack drinking water following the storm, the Defense Department reported Tuesday.

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is “slowly restoring power to customers,” according to the most recent update, but 80 percent of the island’s electricity transmission lines and 100 percent of its distribution system are damaged. Transmission lines move electricity across long distances, while distribution lines deliver it to homes and businesses.

Only 11 of the island’s 69 hospitals have fuel or power. And 44 percent of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents are still without clean drinking water, the Pentagon said. [ Source (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Pentagon: 44 percent of Puerto Ricans lack clean drinking water

  1. And we can do what about it?

    We can give what? to whom? In order to relieve some of this suffering
    our brethren (and others) there are having?

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