nearvideo Puerto Rico braces for tropical storm Dorian
Dorian is expected to landfall in Puerto Rico, where President Trump has declared a state of emergency; Rick Leventhal reports from San Juan.
As tropical storm Dorian barrels in the direction of Puerto Rico, the President of Trump blow in the island territory, as the government of the Federal-aid handled after the hurricane Maria.
“Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth,” the President tweeted on Wednesday. “Your political system is broken and politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved billions of dollars in recent times, more than anywhere else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Pole is Curved. Not good!”
TO BEAT TROPICAL STORM DORIAN SET IN PUERTO RICO, FLORIDA AS A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE
The President also insisted that he was “the best thing that ever Puerto Rico’s happened.”
The Trump administration faced criticism for its response to the 2017 storm devastated Puerto Rico. The island is 3.2 million inhabitants still depend on a shaky power grid remained vulnerable to failures, since it was destroyed by the storm of category 4, and approximately 30,000 houses with blue tarpaulins as roofs. Trump claims that this was the fault of the corrupt government, the Federal government.
Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez has already declared a state of emergency in anticipation for Dorian. She claimed that the island is in a better position to come up with a storm now than they were in the year 2017.
“I want everyone to remain calm,” she said before the storm. “Agency Directors have prepared for the last two years. The experience of Maria was a great lesson for all of us.”
Public schools are scheduled to close Tuesday afternoon, and at least one cruise ship cancelled its trip to Puerto Rico, according to the Governor. Government officials said that 360 made shelters available for those who do not survive the a safe place available to the storm.
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The Governor said, about 24,000 baby beds are distributed across the island so far.
Barbados makes already lost as Dorian approached. It is expected that pick-up power, possibly achieving hurricane status, as Florida approaches.
Fox News’ Travis Fedschun, Danielle Wallace, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.