84.5 F
Cruz Bay
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Home News Local government Plaskett Sends Prayers to Puerto Rico, Urges Federal Resources

Plaskett Sends Prayers to Puerto Rico, Urges Federal Resources

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (File photo)
Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (File photo)

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the earthquakes that continue to strike Puerto Rico:

“I want everyone, and particularly the people of Puerto Rico, to know that the people of the Virgin Islands and Americans everywhere are praying for our brothers and sisters and fellow Americans in Puerto Rico.

“I am urging FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and other relevant federal agencies to send the necessary support for Puerto Rico. We must respond swiftly, competently, and with compassion. After the 2017 hurricanes, the Island has been struck by another natural disaster, causing loss of life, significant property damage and, at least temporarily, another significant power outage.

“To the people of Puerto Rico: Be strong. Your neighbors in the Virgin Islands grieve your losses, and we stand ready to help in your time of need.

Advertising (skip)

I admonish Virgin Islanders to be vigilant and be prepared to take necessary precautions. I trust that our local VI Territorial Emergency Management Agency will keep our citizens aware of any danger. Additionally, I remind homeowners to check their home insurance policies for earthquake coverage.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Support the VI Source

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!





Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more
Print Friendly, PDF & Email