Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's radar, a critical tool for forecasting

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Though her speech mostly focused on Puerto Rico, she stated that now is the time for all of us to pay attention and support the Caribbean, which has faced two cataclysmic hurricanes.

Numerous 3.4 million American citizens living on the island are without power and disconnected from communications, and officials estimate some areas won't see power restored for months.

Lopez, who is of Puerto Rican descent and was born in the Bronx, said she hasn't been able to reach all of her family on the island. The combined damage of both storms has left Puerto Rico devastated. Maria was a Category 4 storm, one of the strongest to strike the island, and brought down its entire power grid. Police say they have arrested 120 people, most for violating the curfew.

Humanitarian group Project HOPE has also been deployed to Puerto Rico, according to an article from South Florida Caribbean News.

"New York is prepared to do whatever we can do to help".

Jennifer previously used Instagram to urge her fans to help the aid efforts in Puerto Rico.

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SIOUX CITY | 24 Iowa Air National Guard Security Force personnel were deployed Monday to Puerto Rico, to assist with security after Hurricane Maria devastated the USA territory on September 20.

As Trump returned to D.C. after a weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, he again refused to acknowledge the devastation in Puerto Rico, instead sending a tweet about tax reform.

Many hospitals are flooded, heavily damaged and running exclusively on gas generators, reports Reuters. An estimated total of $780 million in farm yields was lost to Maria, on top of $45 million lost to Hurricane Irma earlier this month, the Agriculture Department said.

But a GOP-drafted package of tax relief for victims of Harvey, which slammed Texas and Louisiana last month, ran into obstacles on Monday as House Democrats announced their opposition to it and other provisions attached to a must-do measure to finance the operations of the air traffic control system. The storm is expected to dump between 12 to 18 inches of rain on Puerto Rico before heading towards the Dominican Republic.

Lopez, appearing Sunday on stage with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at New York's Javitz Center, said the $1 million will come out of the proceeds from her current Las Vegas show.

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