Medication shortages possible in mainland U.S. because of Puerto Rican hurricane damage

Medication shortages possible in mainland U.S. because of Puerto Rican hurricane damage

The group collected donations at four different locations throughout Memphis.

Some 700,000 children are suffering from the effects of Maria in Puerto Rico after the hurricane devastated the island on September 20, according to Save the Children.

As of Friday, about 90 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power, while the death toll has climbed to 36 since Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20.

"We know from decades of experience that children are the most affected in emergencies and disasters, and their needs often go awry", Casey Harrity, the team leader at Save the Children in Puerto Rico, said in a statement.

Santos and her daughters were volunteering their time Saturday to help the cause.

While many Puerto Ricans are bilingual, college officials say classes are available to help Spanish-speaking students learn English. She arrived at Newark Airport tonight after being stuck in Puerto Rico for 17 days.

New Jersey natives are still remaining hopeful that the situation in Puerto Rico will improve.

The governor said he will reiterate to a congressional delegation visiting Puerto Rico today the need for urgent action, due to the magnitude of the challenges.

"Everything is brought here or there or wherever it's at, separate it and then we take it to my husband's warehouse", said organizer Joy Papilla Anderson. However, after Hurricane Maria tore through the very place PRSA represents, Curbelo recalled the board's decision to "help out our family" and donate half the proceeds to the disaster relief fund, UNIDOS. New Jersey National Guardsmen who specialize in communications are in Puerto Rico working to correct that problem.

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