We need Trump to declare PR a disaster zone and send military and medical relief.
- Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America
- United States of America
The island of Puerto Rico, a US Commonwealth with a population exceeding 3.5 million people has been hit by two Hurricanes back to back. Irma had already damaged 75% of the electric grid. After Maria the island has no power, all Cell Phone Towers are destroyed. The island has no communication in over 85% of the population. Very few had generators. All landlines have been destroyed as well.
There are thousands of elderly, disabled, children that rely on medical devices that need electricity in order to function and to sustain their lives.
Being that it is an island makes it very difficult for aide to be delivered, ships will take weeks, planes can only do so much. This is a tragic disaster that has wiped the whole island. Additionally it's only a matter of time before looters and violence will escalate. They have no running water either.
The casualties will only grow in numbers as people in need will perish. Disease is sure to become an issue. Children will die with no proper medical attention.
People are trapped in their homes and now there are several dams with structural damage that are soon to create even more floods. This is a terrifying moment for the Boricua here in the states. Let's unite and get the word of mouth of this petition to hopefully pressure the administration to act as if their lives depended on it. We need to deliver military, medical, search and rescue, satellite phones, triage centers. This is no different than an earthquake or war.
We need to act now, today, and be resilient in the support of every single citizen of the island. Boricuas al Rescate starts now!
We. The undersigned call to the President of the United States of America to use all of his resources and power to execute an emergency plan to be implemented immediately. We also call for assistance from the United Nations as well. There are over 3.5 million people at stake. Children, elderly, disabled, patients, all with immediate needs of power, water, food, formula, etc.
The We need Trump to declare PR a disaster zone and send military and medical relief. petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America was written by BORICUAS AL RESCATE and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.