Outstanding Work by U.S. Coast Guard on Port Recovery In Puerto Rico…

The majority of people who are providing media opinion on Puerto Rico recovery efforts really don’t have any understanding of the scale of the logistics involved when the impact zone is an island.

Hurricane Maria destroyed hundreds of vessels in and around the various PR ports making entry and exit into harbors a maze of submerged vessel and sunken debris avoidance. In addition, the ports’ infrastructure systems (power, utilities, docking equipment, pump stations, fuel depots, etc) were severely impacted, and in many ports 100% wiped out.  Buoys, markers, harbor-lights, towers, all gone – completely destroyed.

Puerto Rico is an island, so bringing in relief supplies by cargo ship is the only way to deliver massive tonnage of supplies, heavy equipment and material needed to begin any restoration and recovery effort. Without ports those supplies cannot be offloaded. Especially think about fuel shipments. See the issue?

However, in a stunning feat of skill, ingenuity and determination the harbor entries have been mapped for navigable passage by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard while simultaneously the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working on the land-based side of the port infrastructure. [The major port of San Juan was opened Sept. 23rd.]

All of this is happening while the Dept. of Defense is leading FEMA efforts and providing U.S. marine units, fixed wing and helicopter, to deliver supplies to the hardest hit areas.

The U.S. Coast Guard has 13 cutters and 10 aircraft working on this mission and are working hand-in-hand with the U.S. Navy. Their ability to open these ports is a remarkable feat of logistics and speaks to the incredible coordination between the Dept. of Defense and FEMA.

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/553727

Here’s the current status:

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft.

Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow into the port and be distributed throughout the affected regions. The Captain of the Port and his team will continue to work around the clock to get these port assessments completed and open as soon as it safe to do so.

Our personnel, aircraft and cutter fleet have mobilized from throughout the Atlantic Area, bringing with them port security presence, humanitarian aid to augment our Federal Emergency Management Agency and Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency partners, as well as command and control capabilities while our shore based units in Puerto Rico continues to reconstitute their infrastructure,” said Rear Adm. Peter Brown, commander of Coast Guard’s District Seven. “Our newest National Security Cutter James along with our fast response cutter fleet, medium endurance cutters and seagoing buoy tenders mobilized quickly following Hurricane Maria to fulfill these missions and will continue to do so.”

Cutters responding are:

  • Coast Guard Cutter Cypress – Homeported in Pensacola, Fla.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Elm – Homeported in Atlantic Beach, N.C.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Diligence – Wilmington, N.C.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Coast Guard Cutter Forward – Portsmouth, Va.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Coast Guard Cutter James – Charleston, S.C.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Coast Guard Cutter Venturous – St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Valiant – Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Multiple fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft have responded from Air Station Miami, Air Station Clearwater, Fla, Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C, and Air Station Borinquin, Puerto Rico.

The following is a port condition update for the ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

♦Guayanilla, Puerto Rico – Open

  • Exception: Peerless Oil open w/ restrictions – Daylight transit only

♦Tallaboa, Puerto Rico – Open

♦Salinas, Puerto Rico – Open

♦San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight transit Only

♦Fajardo, Culebra, Vieques – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight transit only

♦Guayama, Puerto Rico – Open with restrictions

  • Tug/barge only
  • No deep draft vessels
  • No vessels greater than 500 gross tons

♦St. Thomas, East and West Gregrie Channels, U.S. Virgin Islands – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight transit only
  • VIPA-Homeport Pier Virgin Island Port Authority
  • VIP A- Sandfill
  • WAPA – News Station
  • Tropical Shipping
  • Crowley

♦Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight transit only

♦Red Hook, St. Thomas – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight transit only

♦Cruz Bay, St. John – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight transit only

♦Limetree Bay, St. Croix – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight only
  • Draft less than 45ft

♦Krause Lagoon, St. Croix – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight only
  • Draft less than 45ft

♦Frederiksted, St. Croix – Open with restrictions

  • Daylight transit only

All other ports remain closed. Information can be found at the Coast Guard’s Homeport Web site.

Incredible job by U.S. Military.

Especially Navy and Coast Guard on this Phase.

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143 Responses to Outstanding Work by U.S. Coast Guard on Port Recovery In Puerto Rico…

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  2. jdawgswords says:

    seaboard marine has at least one contract, the National Glory, which left for PR last week…to all those affected many prayers and safe passage to all vessels

    Liked by 14 people

  3. Rock Knutne says:

    “Incredible job by U.S. Military” (and by extension President Donald J. Trump)

    …and that’s why you are NEVER going to hear anything but bad news and lies about the US Governments response to the hurricane damage in Puerto Rico.

    Liked by 30 people

    • Guyver1 says:

      Rock, the website of one of the local papers in PR has announced President Trump will be going there next Tuesday (Oct. 3rd).
      I still have not seen anything about that in the Lame Stream Media websites.
      Let’s see how the left reacts to this, if they even report it…
      I hate the media with the fire of a million suns…

      Liked by 10 people

      • carrierh says:

        Trump stated this today before turning the mic over to Spain’s Rajoy. I was amazed the Spaniards have 600 companies here and are happy to see what is happening for businesses and jobs. So, yes, next Tuesday will be in Puerto Rico.

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      • RG says:

        The last I could tell, the MSM lazytards are sitting behind their desks or perched on their lovely stylish stools and complaining and reporting that the USA isn’t doing anything. I wonder if any of them and their affiliate stations are doing anything to help.

        When you live on an island, you have to accept the danger that goes with it. PR has been very lucky over the years but they got hit this time. If I understand correctly, the ugely democrat people don’t usually say nice things about the USA and I’m sure the media is supporting that criticism. When disaster hits, it takes TIME and RESOURCES and hard work.

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  4. Someone needs to update Hilary.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Minnie says:

      Why? She’s not worthy of our time, let her continue in her slumber to dig her and the libs’ hole a little deeper.

      Liked by 8 people

      • WVPatriot says:

        AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • Lumina says:

        She and her gang have been yapping the last fee days about how POTUS has ignored PR & VI…slipping in a little its because of their race bit…and what she would do if she were President. She cares…yea right…just trying to get another faux idea to become a resistance truth…

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        • ontoiran says:

          like she did haiti…right?

          Liked by 2 people

        • RG says:

          I wonder if the Clinton Foundation has ever sent $$$$ to Haiti. That was their honey pot but the buck stopped with them and never go to the people who needed it. At least that is what I remember and the Haitians who lived in NYC let the world know about it too.

          I keep running into people who think Hillary is great…I have to wonder why anyone would believe she isn’t a bad person, if for no other reason than Benghazi.

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    • Trumpfan1 says:

      She should go back to the wood

      Liked by 1 person

    • andyocoregon says:

      How much money has the very rich Clintons sent to Puerto Rico for relief?

      Liked by 7 people

      • quintrillion says:

        How much bucks would a hillchuck suck if a hillchuck would suck bucks?

        If there is a way for her to profit off these people’s misery Hill will find it.

        Liked by 3 people

      • carrierh says:

        Trump stated this today before turning the mic over to Spain’s Rajoy. I was amazed the Spaniards have 600 companies here and are happy to see what is happening for businesses and jobs. So, yes, next Tuesday will be in Puerto Rico. The Clinton Foundation has sent nothing as they would actually have to spend the cheritable money there and not just 10% and keep the 90% for themselves via the Foundation.

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        • Bailey02 says:

          Crooked Hillary will start to raise funds for Puerto Rico by matching the number of funds she and Slick rapist Willy took from Haiti…wow! don’t let the disaster go to waste! Hillary thinks that we forgot about millions that she stole from crisis in Haiti…

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      She is her own worst enemy–every word uttered in public confirms that she is a mean-spirited, incompetent, ill-tempered, mentally, morally, and physically weak, liar. She is also afraid of men–this, not surprising in one who has been married (even if only technically) to a serial rapist and abuser almost her entire adult life.

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    • noritadek says:

      I couldn’t believe the statements that she said about PR response of PT. I think she’s loosing it. Somebody should tell her to STFU and get lost. It’s embarrassing

      Liked by 1 person

    • highdezertgator says:

      Can’t update her… 1980 MOS 6502 CPU with 5K RAM (equivalent to one sheet of paper typed) and no modem! … send her to the Chinese ‘puter recycler 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • Bill in Lexington,NC says:

      Let her sleep … it was a tough campaign. Poor dear had to sleep all the way through Wisconsin and almost missed the train for Michigan.

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    • Bailey02 says:

      No point of doing that, you are not a jack-ass whisperer. This bi..ch is “a disaster stuffed inside a travesty wrapped in incompetence.”

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  5. Martin Adamson says:

    “The majority of people who are providing media opinion on Puerto Rico recovery efforts really don’t have any understanding of the scale of the logistics involved”

    The majority of people who are providing media opinion have no understanding of any other practical task more complicated than making toast, so at least they demonstrate the virtue of consistency.

    Liked by 23 people

  6. CaptainNonno says:

    Awesome job!

    Liked by 7 people

  7. dbethd says:

    Thank you for your service!

    Liked by 5 people

  8. justme928 says:

    I just had some idiot on Twitter tell me the work done by FEMA and our military on behalf of Puerto Rico has nothing to do with Trump. ‘Trump has done nothing for PR’. The stupidity is astonishing!

    Liked by 8 people

  9. seabrznsun says:

    America responds. As Secretary Mattis said, “I’m the Secretary of Defense and I defend this country”

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Convert says:

    The only way the American people will ever know all this: if Trump himself calls a press conference and comes out and reads your article to the press. ’cause right now the media is all about concocting a big fake new Katrina story, truth and reality be damned, just to score political points.

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    • They want to make it about race….that’s Hillary’s point, and of course the medias.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Judith says:

      Not only does Enemedia fail to report President Trump’s many accomplishments, they also failed to inform us how past administrations had purposely allowed American communities to deteriorate. They were secretly tearing up the fabric of our once-great country to please their global masters. Their open borders policies and Constitutional crises are nothing short of treason. The media is complicit in Deep State’s deception.

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  11. Michael says:

    Coasties literally save my life at sea.
    Thank you for all you do!

    Liked by 12 people

    • sundance says:

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    • Guyver1 says:

      Michael, your kind words mean more to me than you can imagine…
      Cutters Dauntless (WMEC 624), Lipan (WMEC 85), and Sitkinak (WPB 1329).
      Coasties do what they do not for fame, or fortune, or any other such irrelevant things.
      They do what they do because it is the right thing to do. It is their calling.
      With every person I helped rescue from certain death, I smiled. I was giving them another chance at life. That is all that counts.
      And I will never ‘take a knee’.
      Live a long and full life, my friend. 🙂

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      • Coldeadhands says:

        Prayers of safety for our Coast Guardsmen, Marines, FEMA, Forest Service, power crews and all other workers in the recovery and restoration of Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, and Pacific Northwest.
        Today this nation would be a wreck without you. God bless you all

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      • Michael says:

        Guyver1 we got beat up in a storm that Wx said wasn’t going to be there. LOL
        After towing my crippled sailboat to safety crew and I were given a meal of biscuits and gravy and to this day we agree was the best meal we have every enjoyed! 🙂
        If I had my life to relive I’d find out if I was good enough to do what you do.

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      • Bill in Lexington,NC says:

        There is only one time I take a knee and that is when I need to have a serious heart to heart with the Almighty. These NFL guys missed an excellent chance to be real human beings.

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  12. Walt says:

    Amazing what great Americans can accomplish when then work hard together. May God bless the USA and may God bless these people for everything that they do. Proud American!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  13. Trumpmendous says:

    Unless I am mistaken, the first ship pictured above is LHA-3 USS Belleau Wood. She has had quite a career. My last tour in the Navy was in Atsugi, Japan 1993-1995 and she was in Sasebo, Japan.
    https://www.navysite.de/ships/lha3.htm

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  14. MIKE says:

    Thank you for keeping the record straight. Leftists are hellbent on distorting facts to fit their narrative.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. frank says:

    When the people of PR saw the Stars and Stripes on the horizon,they knew help has arrived..Not an ANTIFA flag,not an Isis flag ,the American flag.

    Liked by 13 people

  16. Minnie says:

    Thank you, God almighty our Father in Heaven 🙏

    The ingenuity, skill and strength of our military cannot be overstated.

    All at the direction of OUR President 🦁

    I cannot imagine the horror with anyone else as president and will promptly remove that thought from my mind!

    God Bless America 🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸

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  17. Dreadd80 says:

    CNN roundtable just stated that PDJT and the government hasn’t put much effort into PR like it has in Texas and Fla, and mention that PT hasn’t been as focused on PR underhandly implying PT doesn’t knw that PR natives are American citizens,and that he should be going sooner rather then later(Tuesday).

    Had to stop myself from swearing at the T.V.

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  18. Wee2low says:

    “The majority of people who are providing media opinion on Puerto Rico recovery efforts really don’t have any understanding of the scale of the logistics involved when the impact zone is an island.”

    President Trump could have lifted Puerto Rico out of the way the hurricane, put it back with nobody on the island knowing it and the media would complain that he didn’t communicate effectively enough with the Puerto Rican people.

    Then they would have call him a white supremacist…

    Liked by 6 people

  19. fleporeblog says:

    The Left, Uniparty, Bain Capital, MSM and Globalist are trying everything in their power to convince the world that our President doesn’t care about Puerto Rico and their current circumstance. The problem for them is that the Governor and Mayor of San Juan are painting a totally different picture!

    Here are two POS from the Uniparty that call themselves Republicans!

    But HERE is the reality!

    Our President decided to slap the Uniparty, Left and MSM around with these tweets!

    Liked by 8 people

  20. wheatietoo says:

    Thanks for posting about this, Sundance.
    The lying media is going out of their way to ignore the truth about this.

    Pres Trump started getting the relief effort under way even before Hurricane Maria hit.

    But the leftists on social media are saying that he is “doing nothing”.
    That’s because the leftist media is not reporting on what’s been going on.

    The Decepticon Media is a danger to this country, the way they lie and let people get all stirred up as a result of their lies.

    Liked by 11 people

    • armie says:

      In a way, Twitter is a time machine. If you’ve sussed out the Prog stooges who cheer lead, you get a very consistent and dependable heads up on what the left’s talking points for the next few days will be. The “Trump doesn’t care because they’re black” TP, which is the genesis of all the variations being circulated, was being pitched before Maria even got to PR. This happens too regularly to be anything but Journo List-type Astro Turfing.

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  21. solomonpal says:

    Meanwhile witness the spectacle of mass idiocy taking the knee.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. sundance says:

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  23. andrewe1 says:

    This proves Coulter’s point that Trump could have had the Wall half built by now if he had mobilized our military resources for the task beginning on Day 1 of his Presidency.

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  24. >>The Left, Uniparty, Bain Capital, MSM and Globalist are trying everything in their power to convince the world that our President doesn’t care about Puerto Rico and their current circumstance.

    It more seems to me that they’re positioning for a future push to get Puerto Rico financially saved by the US as an apology for the storm doing it in. And PT’s reference to the bankruptcy is his taking a position that Puerto Rico needs to take responsibility for its past financial mismanagement. Democrats taking their traditional position to put all responsibility on other people. PT, if not Republicans, taking the position that people have responsibilities they can’t shirk. I’m not sure who I would bet on winning in the coming laws that will push money in that direction.

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    • louche9 says:

      I had an interesting convo today with a man who is originally from PR; a retired NYC police officer who now lives in Florida. He was steaming because he’d recently spent well over a thousand dollars to buy a generator and ship it to PR for relatives to use. His nephew sold it, spent the money, and now the family was crying for another generator. He was both furious and guilty for telling them NO. He was angry while telling us that various entities are trying to make out that PR is flattened earth; that it’s a Katrina situation. He said it’s a lie that there’s no power anywhere on the island. He said, ‘This is not the first hurricane Puerto Rico’s been through. We get through them. We go back to the old ways.”

      There ARE plenty of people who’d relish an opportunity to make PT look bad by excessive hand-wringing over the scope of the disaster, and there are always plenty of people who’d like to be overcompensated for their losses. The boots on the ground are surely pretty astute at assessing real need. I don’t know if the situation is actually better than we’ve been led to believe, or if that man was just really mad about the generator.

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        70% outtage. The main powerplant is dead.

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        • Bill in Lexington,NC says:

          That leaves 30% functional. Which is 30% more than Jong Un will leave the mainland if he is ever able to lob an EMP or two over our heads. Do not think that he intends to blow stuff up … you get much more bang for your buck if you knock our power grids … they are our Achilles heal.

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          • Maquis says:

            Which could be EMP hardened, but Congress is ignoring the issue.

            We should have backup transformers ready for transport too. They take a lot of time to build, which would be the chief obstacle to repowering our Nation. Besides fending off the invaders inevitably capitalizing on our plight.

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  25. MSM is getting a lesson on what a real logistics man can do.

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  26. chick20112011 says:

    Yesterday, as if in tandem (daily DNC talking points) Left MSM hysterically accusing the President of abandoning PR (cue hispanic discrimination card) but curiously leaving out the Virgin Islands in their accusation. These people have NO SHAME. They will use ANY humanitarian CRISIS for their own agenda and disseminate unfounded accusations and misinformation.

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  27. I take my grandson to school every morning and sometimes turn on Hugh Hewett for my 10 minute drive home. This morning he was talking to Robert Costa??, and they were saying Puerto Rico was going to be president Trump’s Katrina if he doesn’t help out right now! Yeah, right! I heard PDJT last week say, “we’re already there!”

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  28. chick20112011 says:

    Thank you for this post Sundance. Informative and concise. Perfect reading material for the MSM whom are hysterically tweeting POTUS is doing nothing.

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  29. duchess01 says:

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release – September 26, 2017
    President Donald J. Trump Amends Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

    Today, President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken in the Commonwealth as a result of Hurricane Maria beginning on September 17, 2017, and continuing.

    President Trump increased cost sharing to 100 percent Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for 180 days from the date of the declaration.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.

    ###

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/26/president-donald-j-trump-amends-puerto-rico-disaster-declaration

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  30. Pam says:

    Sasse and Coulter are idiots along with Hillary. This is NOT going to be POTUS’ Katrina. They have no idea what’s going on at all and are in it for themselves. Why doesn’t Coulter just admit she’s a member of the UNIparty and be done with it.

    On a more positive note, what an outstanding job by our US Coast Guard. The Diligence comes from our port. Glad to see them involved in the recovery efforts.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      It took several special kinds of stoopid to cause the Katrina catastrophe in NOLA. First an idjit mayor and goobernor combined to create a perfect storm of stoopidity by taking virtually no preparatory actions until it was entirely too late. Prior to that, they and other public officials (levee boards and USACoE, aka, Corpse of Enginneers) had failed perennially and systematically properly to construct and maintain known, critical levees in a highly populous urban environment. Then, Shrub appointed some Bushie backwater palsy walsy fool from the horsey set, “heckuvajob” Brownie, to head up FEMA–dude probably thought “logistics” was that philosophy course he failed in college. And yet, with military assistance, changes in the state administration, and a lot of efforts by individuals, we got our homes, the levees, and at least some of the city put back together.

      Fast forward to today and we have first rate executives in charge at the top of all these agencies (including military) and the recovery efforts are moving along much more quickly and toward better outcomes. There is no serious comparison between Harvey, Irma, and Maria recovery responses and Katrina.

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  31. Dixie says:

    It’s amazing the amount of time the Trump administration and FEMA officials are having to spend today (I’m watching the weather channel again) explaining to the msm what groups and how many have been sent to help Puerto Rico. They are having to reassure the msm over and over again with the same questions being asked as though the answer will be different each time.

    As wheatietoo has already posted, all branches are have been and are already helping. hillary is just muddying the waters, finding fault where there is no fault to find. She needs to shut her trap and stay out of it. Honestly, I’ve never seen so many former administrations meddling in a current administration like this.

    Message to former administrations: We, the people, want all of you to exit stage LEFT, NOW. And that goes for congress too.

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  32. tylermckinleycompany@yahoo.com says:

    Can you imagine the sight of US military ships in and around PR? Proud of our military!

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  33. quintrillion says:

    Heck, the US Marines are even there. Help was getting real when the Marines landed. All the agencies and divisions working there in dangerous flooded conditions with no lights and all in ruins plus they can’t even pay us back; they are dead broke. What other countries are there helping? I bet, none.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      Where are Venezuela and Cuba??? Damn fools.

      You know it’s on when the Marines arrive. Honestly, I’d bet they are dealing with some crime there too. San Juan is hardly a low crime city.

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  34. bessie2003 says:

    I have tried several times now to post this DoD link to Facebook so that all my lefty friends can see what has really been going on to help the people from the damage of Hurricane Maria, and it absolutely refuses to let me post the link.

    So, I am going to see if I can post this here, just in case there is something wrong (likely not) with the DoD’s link.

    https://www.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0917_hurricane-maria/

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    • bessie2003 says:

      well lookie there, it posted just fine! The only reason I still visit that FB site is because it is still the best way to stay in touch with family and friends who live long distances away. They really are censoring, didn’t realize they were so brazen to block official U.S. Government weblinks.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        and as a follow up I did send a message, online, to the White House to let them know that it appears Facebook is blocking the posting of link for the DoD’s website on Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

        okay. mini-rant done.

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    • Bill in Lexington,NC says:

      The link posted fine on FB for me. Maybe you’ve already hit your byte allotment?
      😉

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      • bessie2003 says:

        I’m not sure, this is the first I’ve heard of there being byte allotments. Is that for people who access FB with cell phones?

        I will try again. Interesting. Thanks, I will look into that byte allotment thing. It’s possible.

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  35. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Semper Paratus! As a retired Coast Guard spouse of someone who served for 23 years in the C.G., this makes me smile. Thanks for posting this story, SD.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Me too, WTP. My husband retired after 24 years active duty and 4 years at the Academy–which I always said should count too. Coast Guard rocks!

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  36. I believe if we look at President Trump’s timeline of close attention to,and responsive beginnings of aid concerning Puerto Rico , we see true action on his part. Actually, “Irma” got the administration’s attention as it brushed Puerto Rico. Our Navy, Marines and FEMA were well ordered and on the way days ago. That was waaaay long before Geraldo Rivera was frantically packing his “clutch pearls” and cute outfits into his suitcases still in New Jersey. “Can’t let this crisis opportunity get away.”

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  37. MaFreeman says:

    Unsure where to post -… Sundance, just saw this on FB (posted yesterday) & thinking you or the incredible treepers can share the word ….

    “Kathy Sims Yesterday at 7:38pm ·

    Help desperately needed! My son is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, working with an evacuation team. He just called me and wants me to please get this word out. They need pilots with private planes or helicopters that can come and get patients and people off the island. They do not have enough planes or helicopters to get people off fast enough. He said that they were desperate, and things are getting worse by the minute. Please – share with all your friends – anyone know someone in the media who can share? If you know of anyone, please give them my son’s number – 786-292-2247, or mine at 843-921-8612. My son’s name is Adam Watson. This was the fastest way I knew of to get this message out. Please share with all your friends!

    Thank you.

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  38. Kent says:

    but but but…Hillary said…lololol…..

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  39. Maquis says:

    Hey Hillary! How’s Haiti faring with your help? AKA Graft?

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  40. Hillbillysailor says:

    I have a friend with parents in PR. Trying to find emergency food and water dispersement locations. Anyone know?

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    • sundance says:

      Click on “Distribution Locations” within this link:

      https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-maria

      Points of distribution are open in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for survivors to get meals, water, and other commodities. This list is as of 9/26/2017. More locations will be added to this list as they open.

      Puerto Rico

      Culebra City Hall
      Vieques City Hall
      Arecibo City Hall
      Aguadillo City Hall
      Bayamón City Hall
      Canóvanas City Hall
      Mayagüez City Hall
      Ponce City Hall
      Utuado City Hall
      Ciales City Hall
      Rincón City Hall
      Camuy City Hall
      Rio Grande City Hall
      Santa Isabel City Hall
      Aibonito City Hall
      Vega Alta City Hall

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  41. Big Jake says:

    Correction. Coast Guard is DHS except in time of war. Love those people. Guardians!

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  42. JAS says:

    There is great irony in all of this. A friend of mine and his wife were down in PR during Maria and could not get flights out. A resourceful guy, he found space on a ferry to the Dominican Republic, an 8 hour boat ride, and flew to the mainland from there.

    I talked to him yesterday and he said “The day after the hurricane there was not a single socialist left on the Island. All them socialists were on their knees praying to see ships and planes flying the American flag coming over the horizon”

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