Navy hospital ship on relief mission to Puerto Rico

October 2, 2017

The U.S. Navy sent a relief and hospital ship to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, according to an article on the UPI website.

The USNS Comfort was stocked with supplies after President Donald Trump gave authorization to dispatch the ship.

The order came seven days after Hurricane Maria struck the island and its 3.4 million residents, leaving most without electricity.

The orders came after increasing pressure on the Trump administration to accelerate rescue and relief efforts. As of Wednesday, 97 percent of the island, a U.S. territory, is still without power, and about half the population is without clean drinking water.

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