My best friend and his wife have lived in PR for 16 years. They are in the mountains right next to El Yunque Nat'l Rainforest. Their house is on the side of a mountain. It's built like a bunker but I and they worry about landslides. I got word, not from them, that they are ok. They have a generator and get their water from a spring. Their power from Irma had not yet been restored when Maria hit. I wish them and all the people well. Having said that I have some personal views on the situation. Puerto Rico was a disaster waiting to happen. The electric service was undependable at best and had constant failures. It was basically sticks with wire. Due to the horrible economic condition that the island was in maintenance was not even keeping up with the deterioration of the dilapidated system. Puerto Rico was mainly to blame for their own economy. I'm prepared to debate that with anyone. Forget about the Jones act, etc. It was Puerto Rico and it's crooked Government that was the main issue. After Maria passed and devastated the island, electric power and roads were all but gone. That doesn't change overnight. Plenty of food, water and medical supplies were sitting in 10,000 containers stuck at the port. It was reported that only 20% of the truck drivers were able to report to work. The ones that did found trucks with no fuel. PR had days in advance to prepare by having those trucks fueled and ready to go. They weren't. The drivers that showed up and had a fueled truck were afraid to drive it without armed security. Drug gangs were already commandeering gas stations to fuel their own vehicles. First responders arrived on an island with almost no infrastructure. No power, no water, no communication, impassable roads, trucks with no fuel and not enough drivers to move trucks even if the roads were clear. The airport was mostly inoperable. Then the media started in. Why hasn't the Jones act been waived? That was not the problem. The ports were already full of containers unable to move. The ports were not in condition to receive more ships than were already available. The Jones act was waived but at this point it means nothing and provides nothing except fodder for the media. This isn't Houston or Florida. If Florida had the same third world like infrastructure as Puerto Rico I shudder to think what a disaster that would have been from Irma. The Mayor of San Juan needs to get a grip. Getting all emotional and throwing blame at the very people who are there to bail you out is not what your people need. I feel for the people suffering from lack of food, water, power,and med supplies. They will get that as fast as possible. No one is dragging their feet. Unfortunately Puerto Rico needs to shoulder a lot of blame for letting the island get into the mess it was before disaster struck.