Trump defends Puerto Rico response

More flights leaving San Juan but thousands are still stranded

Joe Raedle Getty Images People wait in line outside Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan Puerto Rico

Planes carrying disaster relief are arriving at the airport.

Days after the hurricane, her Uncle Hector passed away. Organizers said many have donated. It added that one long-range radar site atop a mountain will be unusable until workers with chainsaws can cut their way through 2 miles of debris and downed trees. A FEMA briefing on Tuesday reported that only 11 of the islands 69 hospitals had power.

"It's life or death", San Juan mayor Carmen Cruz told CBS News Tuesday "People are starting to die already. They say that it is coming from the United States, but who are they giving it to because I haven't received any at my house?"

"People that are dependent on diesel in order to breathe are running out of diesel or their batteries are running out". Mr. Trump said he loves the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the territory's governor. Eyewitness News anchor John Paul contacted U.S. Representatives Robert Pittenger and Alma Adams to see if there is anything they can do.

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The country is now undergoing a humanitarian crisis [VIDEO]and quickly running out of resources. This is our country and these are our citizens.

"I didn't know if they were alive I didn't know if they were hurt and not knowing, it was the most awful feeling", Lee said. It's unclear which of those technologies might come to Puerto Rico; Facebook did not immediately reply to a request for clarification.

4 In Your Corner reached out to American Airlines to see what fliers like the Riveras can do to get reimbursed for all the extra nights they had to spend in a hotel. "I'm extremely overwhelmed with the generosity and commitment that Jim Crane and his foundation and organization have shown by helping me help Puerto Rico". Store shelves are bare as residents struggle to find food and especially water in the aftermath of the storm.

On Monday, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello announced Maria is responsible for over 15 deaths on the island, bringing the death total for Puerto Rico and the Caribbeans to nearly 50. The island is dealing with catastrophic damage after Hurricane Maria struck on September 20, killing at least 16 people and leaving almost all 3.4 million residents without power and most without water.

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