PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The president will head to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands next week to see the devastation from Hurricane Maria.
Many of the island's more than 3.4 million American citizens are still without adequate food, water and fuel. Gas stations, banks, and supermarkets are gradually reopening but there are limited supplies.
Meanwhile concerned Americans, including some here in Philadelphia, are flying in supplies from across the country. An airbus full of donations is getting ready to fly from Philadelphia International Airport to San Juan this morning to help the relief effort.
FOX 29’s Chris O'Connell will be on the flight to Puerto Rico this morning.
On Tuesday night, FOX 29 spoke by phone with Maggie Rivera from Philadelphia. She lives about a half hour outside of San Juan. Her home was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. There's now a river running through her house. She says no help has arrived days after Maria decimated the U.S. territory.