An official at the hospital there says they are at least 49 dead from "indirect deaths" related to the storm - those who have had heart attacks but not been able to get adequate care, those who fell from roofs expecting damage, people on kidney dialysis machines that failed, for example.
But the celebrations were cut short when Gladys Galarza, a nurse, brought a patient's electrocardiogram (EKG) chart to emergency room physician Jorge Gagos. So you can see the power (laughter) that the hurricane had.
"Depending on government and professionals to help you is not the way I was raised", Patel said.
That changed in September, when he met a couple who run a Puerto Rican food truck in Medford. Investors purchased the debt at around 8 or 9 percent, 7 percentage points above U.S. Treasury yields. They were having fun. A default should not destroy financial confidence.
The President stirred things up with a series of tweets Saturday from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is spending the weekend.
"I truly believe that they finally saw the connection - or the disconnect - between what they were hearing on the one hand and the reality of what is happening on the ground", Yulín Cruz said.
The overarching problem is more budgetary spending steadily increasing in the U.S. deficit.
Thousands in Puerto Rico are left without food and power. Conditions are so bad they are migrating out of necessity. "And also when I walked in, the cheering was incredible", he continued. "They (the media) really hurt the country". Its population has been declining.
But Phyliss, who came up with the idea of preparing for disaster, is now gone. He said the media coverage of the trip was unfair.
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To hear more about the fly-along, listen to the interview, above.
"Our mission here is to decompress the emergency room", said Lesa Ansell of Dallas, DMAT's chief nursing officer here and part of one of 18 teams across the island.
Central Florida is home to about 320,000 Puerto Ricans.
And then he lost everything. Waivers for international vessels are given on a temporary basis for national defense or emergencies. "What is your death count?" he asked as he turned to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.
"They noticed everyone in the plaza pulling their phones out", said CEO Vanu Bose.
President Donald Trump throws rolls of paper towels into a crowd of local residents affected by Hurricane Maria as he visits Calgary Chapel in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Oct. 3. Badame was the first to donate. "But now he's blaming the victim".
"We need to push it directly to the barrio to ensure that everyone's getting it", Brig. Every day I see citizens, organization, and celebrities doing what they can to get much needed aide to our fellow Americans in need.