Trump To Visit Hurricane-Devastated Puerto Rico

U.S president Donald Trump will visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday as the American territory faces devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

FILE PHOTO: A neighbourhood is flooded after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: A neighbourhood is flooded after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Alvin Baez/File Photo

Much of the island of 3.5 million remains without power or running water.

Trump said Tuesday before a White House meeting that Puerto Rico is “literally destroyed,” but added, “they’ll be back.”

“We still need some more help. This is clearly a critical disaster in Puerto Rico,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello told The Washington Post in a recent interview.

A Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesperson told NBC Monday that more than 10,000 federal staff are on the ground helping. Trump remarked, “I grew up in New York, so I know many people from Puerto Rico. … And these are great people and we have to help them.”

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