San Juan - overloaded with containers

I was just watching the news and the reporter showed several hundred containers are waiting to be emptied in the port. They contain medications and food etc. The ones that need refrigeration or freezers are kept running by diesel generators, but that means there is a shortage of diesel for the trucks that need to take the containers to their destinations. It's a real dilemma for them, and the whole situation is getting worse because the people are running out of drinking water too. It is frustrating everyone that they have the supplies, food etc but no way to get it delivered.

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Most mismanaged mess ever...

It was mind boggling to see and nothing could be done till more diesel is shipped. How frustrating!

Debbie, they really need your organization skills.  All it would take is someone that could delegate people to get the things out.  This is one of the reasons people dislike donating $$$$ because supplies just st and don't get to where they are needed or go to the bureaucrats pocket (house,etc.).  

Would that I could ... or were 40 years younger ...I really was outraged when I heard the Mayor of San Juan say she had been told to write someone a memo with what she needed... And government workers standing around in the air conditioned convention center chit chatting ... hope this general going down there kicks this thing into gear...

Debbie  I agree with AuntPinkie - you would be great at overseeing the operation to distribute the goods!

According to some reports, all power and communications on the Island have been down for some time. Problem is there is nothing in place in either of our countries for a real quick response team ready to  deploy world wide in these situations. The problem is politics and politicians. I hope they get back up to a reasonable level soon.

Here's what I find incredible ... no cell phones and communication right ... so why not drop flyers and supplies by helicopter so these people know  what's going on and also shout out that they need truck drivers...Or stream messages behind all of the aircraft flying over the island ... Tell the people what's going on so they have hope and may be able to assist... I picture truck drivers at home assuming they are not working and not realizing they are needed ... Have the freaking news media go get them ...

Not all of this is true.  I was dealing with Army officers returning from San Juan and St Croix.  While it will be awhile.   They are receiving a lot and a lot of support.  Heard this first hand from a flight that just landed where I do part of my duties.  No, I'm not in the Army.  Something different.  

They have supplies out the ying yang ... it's not getting distributed to the people ...Military will get that ball moving soon I pray ...

Said some power is coming up.  Not much.  It'll take a while.  The man power is there.  It's still early in the works

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