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Puerto Rico is prepared for the worst.
“It will take us a little bit of time, but we’re ready,” Gov.
Ricardo Rosselló said at a press conference in San Juan.
Rossello also said he would meet with FEMA’s deputy administrator, Joe Del Rossellos, on Thursday.
The governor says Puerto Rico will need more than 1,000 more officials and contractors to assist in the disaster response, which will likely take several months.
Rosselos says the state will likely receive $25 million to $30 million in aid.
The government has already received $5 million in FEMA funds, while other funds are expected to come from FEMA’s disaster-relief fund, according to the governor’s office.
“We are prepared,” Rossellowos said.
Puerto Ricans are also waiting for the first official declaration from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
That’s expected to happen next week, with the first of the two storms to arrive on the island on Thursday night.
Irma and Harvey were both Category 3 hurricanes, with winds of 145 mph and 185 mph.
The strongest of the hurricanes, Jose, hit Puerto Rico in August.
Puerto Rican officials say they were unprepared for the hurricanes.
The island has a population of more than 7 million and an economy of $1.3 trillion.
The economy is still struggling to recover from Maria and Irma.
Maria’s toll from Hurricane Harvey was over 70,000, and the death toll from Maria is over 10,000.
Puertoicans are also still reeling from the devastation from Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Ricos Caribbean islands in September and devastated the island.
Puerto Del Mar is a heavily populated, mostly white, U.T.A. state.
The capital, San Juan, has a metropolitan area of about 11 million.
Hurricane Maria killed more than 400 people in Puerto Rico.
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