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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Mon 06 Nov 2017, 23:26:37

You will know when the next census comes out. The number of those that left will be known.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Thu 09 Nov 2017, 09:48:31

ABC news is reporting that FEMA is now offering to fly Puerto Rican families to Florida or New York to give them an alternative to living in Shelters. Some 2460 people are still living in the 61 shelters that are operating.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/months-storm-f ... d=51033149
The electric grid is now 42 % back in service as is 85 percent of the public water system.
http://www.status.pr/
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 09 Nov 2017, 14:02:14

Thanks for that update, vt. Another reason why the census by itself, no matter how accurately taken, is not likely to finally settle the question.

Meanwhile:

Puerto Rico, Day 50:

Island-wide power generation has plunged due to the failure of a transmission line “repaired” by Whitefish Energy.

—82% of the island now w/o power.

https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status ... 4956408832

Blackout Puerto Rico
PREPA confirms power generation has plummeted to 18% after a failure of Cambalache [Manatí] 230KV line. Municipalities in the North have been affected.
It could be tonight or tomorrow morning before power is restored.


https://twitter.com/davidbegnaud/status ... 8273016832
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby Newfie » Thu 09 Nov 2017, 18:45:35

A more substantial report than a Twitter.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfe ... ter-a-line
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Thu 09 Nov 2017, 21:09:07

Uhum! Blood in the water I love the smell!!
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 09 Nov 2017, 21:43:29

Better than the smell of napalm in the morning?? :) :) :)

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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby onlooker » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 16:16:17

Another article about Dohboi just posted about Puerto Rico back in the dark. So I guess the decision to nix the contract with Whitefish seems valid afterall.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Fri 10 Nov 2017, 16:23:20

onlooker wrote:Another article about Dohboi just posted about Puerto Rico back in the dark. So I guess the decision to nix the contract with Whitefish seems valid afterall.
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environm ... h-blackout

No new facts there. It could go either way as to who is at fault here. I wouldn't bet the rent one way or the other.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby dohboi » Sat 11 Nov 2017, 23:04:25

Puerto Rico emergency director resigns;

US military effort winds down


Puerto Rico's emergency management director resigned Friday as the island's slowly recovers nearly two months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.
In announcing the resignation of Abner Gómez, effective Saturday, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló praised the work of his emergency management chief following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which both hit in September.
The governor also announced that Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, whom the Pentagon appointed to lead all military relief efforts, will be reassigned outside the island next week.

Puerto Rico's power authority says electricity generation stands at about 44%, but it's not clear how many homes and businesses that power is reaching. And it's uncertain how many of the US territory's roughly 3.4 million citizens remain without power as they struggle through Maria's aftermath...
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby Newfie » Sun 12 Nov 2017, 08:45:38

Makes sense. Military skill set is no longer needed.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby dohboi » Mon 13 Nov 2017, 21:22:03

Denial’s Grim Fruits — Actual Puerto Rico Death Toll Probably Near 500; May Climb to Over a Thousand

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/11/13/ ... -thousand/
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby Cog » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 04:59:39

dohboi wrote:Denial’s Grim Fruits — Actual Puerto Rico Death Toll Probably Near 500; May Climb to Over a Thousand

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/11/13/ ... -thousand/


So this never-Trumper, who writes about economic social justice and Trump's "war on women" is supposed to have some credibility with us? Just from perusing his other articles, he has an agenda and its not to MAGA. People die in hurricanes. Who knew such a thing was possible? Trump must have fired up his Halliburton weather machine and directed Maria's wrath straight at those brown people.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby Newfie » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 06:20:24

IIRC shortly after the hurrican it was estimated it would take 6 months to restore power to the island. 2 months later they have nearly 50% back up.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby GHung » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 08:34:41

Newfie wrote:IIRC shortly after the hurrican it was estimated it would take 6 months to restore power to the island. 2 months later they have nearly 50% back up.


The first 50% is the easier part. It's the thousands of outlying distribution lines that will take some time. Of course, many of those customers no longer exist.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby Cog » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:42:10

GHung wrote:
Newfie wrote:IIRC shortly after the hurrican it was estimated it would take 6 months to restore power to the island. 2 months later they have nearly 50% back up.


The first 50% is the easier part. It's the thousands of outlying distribution lines that will take some time. Of course, many of those customers no longer exist.


Because Trump killed them right? Because he hates brown people.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby GHung » Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:52:18

Cog wrote:
GHung wrote:
Newfie wrote:IIRC shortly after the hurrican it was estimated it would take 6 months to restore power to the island. 2 months later they have nearly 50% back up.


The first 50% is the easier part. It's the thousands of outlying distribution lines that will take some time. Of course, many of those customers no longer exist.


Because Trump killed them right? Because he hates brown people.


(Typical idiotic and inflammatory Cogesque comment. )

Because those properties were destroyed by hurricanes.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby onlooker » Thu 16 Nov 2017, 16:03:00

Talk about vulture Capitalism and an insensitive time to try and collect on Debt
[/quote]Hedge-fund billionaire Klarman says Puerto Rico should pay its debts[/quote]
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/20/hedge-f ... debts.html
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby Cog » Thu 16 Nov 2017, 18:15:38

Would you again loan money to a dead-beat territory? I sure wouldn't. They should pay the debts they owed. The billionaire is correct in his assessment.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby Newfie » Thu 16 Nov 2017, 21:17:19

Lets hope the USA makes good on the debt owed to Social Security.
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Re: Hurricane Maria

Unread postby dohboi » Fri 17 Nov 2017, 14:08:49

Ricardo Ramos, embattled head of Puerto Rico’s power utility, resigns

The embattled head of Puerto Rico’s power utility resigned on Friday, the latest controversy to hit the island as it struggles to bring its electric grid back online.

Ricardo Ramos, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Agency, submitted his resignation to Puerto Rico’s governor’s office only a few days after he testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee over the controversial contract he approved with Whitefish Energy Holdings, a small Montana firm to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric grid...

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