Hurricane Maria ‘Destroys’ Puerto Rico, 100% Without Power

(ABC News) The island of Puerto Rico has been “destroyed” after Hurricane Maria made landfall there as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning, according to emergency officials.

Puerto Rico’s office of emergency management confirmed that 100 percent of the U.S. territory had lost power, noting that anyone with electricity was using a generator.

Multiple transmission lines sustained damage from the storm, said Ricardo Ramos, director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Ramos said he hopes to begin launching helicopters by this weekend to begin inspecting the transmission lines.

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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    praying for all of them ……..

  • Wesley Willis

    if i prayed, id pray to the god that created the hurricane to stop the hurricane. and to never make any more again. its immoral to create hurricanes that kill so many people and cause so much suffering.

    • Roy

      at least capitalize “god” because God is a personal pronoun.

      • Wesley Willis

        I personally choose to keep it small.

    • wandakate

      And the world is full of immoral human beings. Selfish souls who don’t care about other people or their death or suffering.
      GOD is there and weather is for a purpose, but now the weather is being messed with by humans who are now capable of creating storms and wrecking havoc on people’s lives. It’s “not” about GOT creating the hurricanes, it’s about sinful men who don’t know GOD in the first place.

      • jumpstart

        when God cursed Adam and Eve with death, he also cursed the earth. This is why we have the natural disasters that we have.

        • Wesley Willis

          That seems petty AND immoral to me.

    • jumpstart

      According to the Bible, the earth is cursed just like man.

      • Wesley Willis

        Why did god curse both man AND the earth?

  • mr goody two shoes

    92 percent of the money giving to wels disaster relief actually gets to those in need less than 10 percent is for administration or getting the the money needed to help there. American red cross and Franklin Grahmn can’t come near this. And you can designate what country you want it to go to. So if your wels you can be assured your money is helping and not going into some ones salary.

    • wandakate

      Not sure who you are referring to. what is wels? You have not explained who or what this is.
      As for percentages the American Red Cross gives a lot to their overhead cost and administrative fees, and not as much as we think actually does go to the needy people after disasters strike.
      I am not sure about The Samaritans Purse or Franklin Graham…so I can’t comment on that.
      Would be beneficial if you would explain who wels disaster relief is…

  • dromedaryhump

    God hates Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. God has loosed his wrath on them. Repent!!!

    • wandakate

      NO absolutely NOT…GOD doesn’t hate those people down there. GOD hates our “sins”. GOD wants us to repent and confess our sins and forsake them so we won’t perish. GOD loves all people, regardless of the area where they live. He wants “nobody” to be lost or to go to hell. He wants ALL of us to be saved, but as we know that’s not going to happen. We are too “prideful, and sinful”.
      We boast and brag on ourselves, we are hoarders and we’re greedy souls. We want it all and we want it now.
      The LORD wants us to focus on Him and what He wants. It’s “all” about HIM, it’s “not” about us…GOD’s wrath won’t really fall on this earth until the last 7 judgments comes (the Bowl judgments) and you will see them written in Revelation in the Bible. ALL of those judgments are for those who have forsaken GOD and totally rejected Him as LORD and SAVIOR of their lives. Until them there is NO real wrath of GOD on this earth. It’s “ALL” coming from the evil one who is satan the devil !!!

      • dromedaryhump

        Obviously you haven’t read your bible. Here’s a list of people God hates:
        – amputees
        – little starving black African children
        – people who live in hurricane areas
        – people who live in trailer parks in tornado areas
        – people who type RANDOM words in all caps.

        You are clearly not a true Christian. I’ll pray for you.

        • wandakate

          EXCUSE ME…All caps can mean that this is important to me, I want you to notice it, I am putting some words here that are important…It can also be due to having respect to a person such as GOD/JESUS etc.
          As for amputees-unfortunate things happen to people. Bad things can happen to good people…that is life.
          As for little starving black African children…NO, he loves them but they were born into poverty, and JESUS told us that the poor will always be with us.
          As for people who live in hurricane area, NO b/c people have a right to live where they wish. It’s their free choice.
          As for people who live in trailer parks in tornado area, that would have to be their own fault, that’s “not” GOD’s fault.
          Common sense should tell people that to do that isn’t safe in those areas prone to storms/tornadoes etc.
          As for people who type random words in all caps, I explained that in the beginning.

          It’s unfortunate that you tend to blame GOD for things…
          GOD is in capital letters to show awe and respect…
          Some things just happen, and other things people unfortunately bring on themselves.

          • dromedaryhump

            BLASPHEMER!!
            God is all powerful if he wanted to regrow amputee limbs he could!.
            If he wanted to save starving children he would!
            He created our universe so he knew his hurricanes and tornadoes would kill his creations.
            Blaming trailer dwellers as you do for their fate is precisely how God thinks…He hates stupid and vents his wrath on them.

            I do not blame God for these things… he works in mysterious ways…and his ways are good And the people I mentioned are obviously on God’s list of unworthy and thus are smitten.

            REPENT… lest he single out those who deny God’s wrath with you among them.
            I’ll pray for your lost soul.
            .

  • Roy

    Too many times we take our material blessings for granted. Maybe we should start thinking about our spiritiual blessings and giving God thanks for what we have.

    • wandakate

      It’s the “spiritual” blessings that mean the most to GOD. We are not thankful or grateful in general. We seem to be more concerned about everything material, and that we lost our car, our house, our possessions. What really matters (as you say) is our spiritual blessings and the fact that we still have our lives. We are a very greedy nation and GOD knows that, He sees that and seems to me that many of our financial blessings are drifting away b/c we aren’t seeing what blessings really do matter in the end.
      It’s NOT what we have, it’s WHO we are.

      • Roy

        Totally agree, without Christ there is no hope.

  • Herrnhut

    Peter said “be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, …And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved.” Don’t pray to Peter or any other names than Jesus.

    LORD Jesus in your name I pray for the blessing for those islands to see the power and salvation in your name. Pray that you would save them from the thief of the world who steal. kill and destroy. Pray that they come to you so you can give them life and life abundantly. In Jesus name. Amen.