Puebloan frantic, trying to reach family members in Puerto Rico

In wake of Hurricane Maria, American Airlines resumed partial operations to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), on September 22.

The entire island has been declared a federal disaster zone. The state is also sending drinking water, ready-to-eat meals, electrical generators and other supplies for the island territory ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Shortly thereafter, Governor Ricardo Rossello issued an order for some 70,000 people living in the area to get out. "In a few days, we will take a flight to another place".

"It was devastating to see all that kind of debris in all areas, in all towns of the island", Jenniffer Gonzalez, the island's non-voting representative in Congress told CNN.

"We're trying to raise funds and trying to collect items", said Ceballos. Majority are staying at the Chabad house until the airport reopens.

"Here is where we develop technologies and algorithms for managing the electric energy for the future", Suryanarayanan said.

"They need the help right now", said Yvette Benarroch of Marco Island. She tried her best to remain positive, but she says, "I knew". "We need someone to help us immediately". Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted, and wet wipes will also not be accepted. Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez and State Representative Angel Cruz organized a campaign called Unidos PA' PR to raise money in an effort to aid the people of Puerto Rico.

Images shared on social media show roofs being stripped away as winds as strong as 140mph (225km/h) whipped trees and power lines in Puerto Rico's capital city, San Juan.

Authorities in the town of Vega Alta on the north coast said Saturday they had been unable to reach an entire neighborhood called Fatima, and were particularly anxious about residents of a nursing home.

Some airlines this weekend described a bleak scene in Puerto Rico. Beckles is the founder and president of the Sato Project (sato is Puerto Rican slang for mixed-breed dogs, which are often neglected), which has rescued and found homes for more than 1,800 dogs in last several years. Carlos, thanks very much and we wish you continued luck. If you are there struggling that's fine because we're are all together.

  • Leroy Wright