Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Mets fans' generosity shared with Mustard Seed Ministries, hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico

Mets fans' generosity shared with Mustard Seed Ministries, hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico

Several tons of supplies, including bottled water, flashlights, medical, health and sanitary supplies which also had been collected and donated to Mustard Seed Ministries, and a variety of other items not desperately needed for residents in St. Lucie County were immediately shipped to Puerto Rico, which was even more devastated by the storm.

The shortage means life threatening conditions for some patients.

"Per the agency, some 100 days after the storm, approximately 76,000 residents in the United States commonwealth now rely on drinking water that might be contaminated with raw sewage", Color Lines reported.

A saline-solution shortage worsened by Hurricane Maria has hospitals anxious, even as staff turn to creative solutions such as breaking out the Gatorade.

Patel said a team at Duke met to discuss the shortage.and to devise a solution.

In a bid to keep up with the promise of restoring critical electrical power for Puerto Rico's populace, Task Force Power Restoration has recently announced its plan of deploying microgrid technology to electrify those outlandish areas that allegedly faced a major blow by the Hurricane Maria.

But finding those other suppliers could become more hard. He said at Duke, the hospital's allocation of IV bags have been reduced by half.

Puerto Rico's power grid is being slowly restored and the last of three Baxter International factories there that make saline bags and nutrient solutions was reconnected just before Christmas. Despite the lack of leadership, however, they said "miracles" are happening everyday as the people of Puerto Puerto Rico respond heroically to the challenges.

"It's slightly earlier than what we normally see, but in the past few years we've had late seasons". The hurricane cut power to those manufacturing plants, and they are still struggling to get back to full production mode.

Freeman and Mercy Hospital Joplin have been able to manage the shortage through a combination of finding other suppliers and usage tactics.

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