Puerto Rico, Still Dark, Faces Mounting Food Crisis
Time’s running out. FEMA officials say they’re distributing approximately 200,000 meals per day to 2 million people, a shortfall of at least 1.8 million meals, and to make matters worse, federal contract rules will force some charities to stop delivering meals for weeks. Congress released a bill this week that would offer Puerto Rico a $4.9 billion loan to help keep its government open. Meanwhile, three weeks after the hurricane only 16 percent of Puerto Ricans even have electricity, and the death toll stands at 45, with scores still missing.