Puerto Rico – (Rich Port -Spanish)
Population: 3,657,343 – Nov, 25, 2018
Language: Spanish, English.
Location: 1,000 miles southeast Miami.
50 miles East of Dominican Republic.
40 miles West of Virgin Islands.
Officially, commonwealth of Puerto Rico, self-governing island commonwealth of the West Indies, territory of the United States.
Capital: San Juan 406,000.
Hurricane Maria, a category 4 with 155 mph winds, struck Puerto Rico causing 5,740 deaths. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of Puerto Rico. There 90 billion dollars in damages. Sixty-thousands lost their roofs. The catastrophe damaged bought about a major humanitarian crisis; took a year to restore electric power, and potable water; major wide spread corruption slowed relief process.
Information from the New York Times: $3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs. FEMA is spending more than $1 billion on emergency repairs to homes in Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria, but much of it is going to contractors charging steep markups and overhead. By Frances Robles
Over 200,000 have sought refuge in the U.S. mainland.
Suffering Prepares Hearts For the Message of God.
Puerto Rico has never known revival or a moving of God.
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