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Re: humanitarian aid/evac for Puerto Rico & other islands

Posted by Chris in Tampa on 9/26/2017, 5:39 am

Unfortunately the airport is going to take awhile:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/maria-cripples-puerto-ricos-main-airport-leaving-thousands-stranded-1506378803


"Three of four radars used by air-traffic controllers, as well as telecommunications systems, sustained damage, Mr. Arellano said. So planes heading to the island can only engage in radio contact with air-traffic controllers when they are within 30 miles, he said.

That means airplanes need to be spaced 100 miles apart-compared with 5 miles apart during normal operations-along dedicated air corridors at specified altitudes for safety reasons."



Getting that running so flights can come in normally should be about the top priority. You can then fly medical supplies in. Get more aid in and more people out who want to go. Airport, hospitals and taking care of those with medical conditions should be the top priorities. Power elsewhere is simply going to take a lot of time. Getting the water back is also really important for the main cities where there are a lot more people. More rural areas will take a lot more time and will have to have water brought to them.

Unfortunately, keeping people alive is all people can hope for right now. Anything close to normal is probably months away, longer the more rural someone is.

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humanitarian aid/evac for Puerto Rico & other islands - cypresstx, 9/25/2017, 5:25 am

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