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Murphy, Blumenthal To Tour Puerto Rico's Storm Damage

Senators Head To Puerto Rico To See Ongoing Devastation

"The one in Orlando we moved into Orange County recently, but we've seen about 35,000 people come to our relief centers".

'People are breathing toxic air because of the diesel generators, the water is polluted and they don't have rooftops, highways haven't been fixed, ' says Elizabeth Yeampierre.

The two superintendents initially proposed that Stewart let these displaced students be allowed to earn diplomas with 18 credit hours, or to take assessments in Spanish, which is the practice used by the College Board when it comes to students from Puerto Rico.

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A nurse who fled Puerto Rico with her baby girl said she's having trouble getting a job because she doesn't have a license to practice in Florida. He said he plans to return to help with another serious problem on the island.

Sen. Blumenthal said this trip, his second since October, is to shine a glaring light on the lack of federal response and continued humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico. "I know Eric Silagy, their CEO, has been over there quite a bit trying to help them get their power back on because you can't get your economy going without power". "Let's keep doing everything we can to get those people back to a normal life as fast as we can", said Scott. A group of local engineers estimated on December 11 that roughly half of the island's total 3.4-million population still had no power, according to the Associated Press.

In the first official figures released by the Puerto Rican government since the storm made landfall in September, officials reported that one of the island's 78 municipalities remains totally without power.



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