28 SEP 2017 (07:32 UTC-07 Tango 06) 06 Mehr 1396/07 Muharram 1439/09 Ji-Yu 4715
One reason help for residents of Puerto Rico (Pwhere-to Ree-ko) is seemingly delayed, according to federal officials, is a lack of local personnel to deliver it. Well, part of that problem is that Puerto Rico’s own National Guard was deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with Hurricane Irma recovery.
On 26 SEP 2017, more than 3-hundred Puerto Rico National Guard personnel left the U.S. Virgin Islands to return home to help with Hurricane Maria recovery. They were originally sent to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help establish food and supplies distribution points, maintain security checkpoints and perform high volume water purification, something now desperately needed in Puerto Rico.
The fact that many of Puerto Rico’s National Guard were deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands indicates that disaster response planners were not expecting another hurricane to come through the area so soon after Irma.
Video, Puerto Rico National Guard boarding C-130 to return home from U.S. Virgin islands:
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