Republican Senator Rick Scott (Florida) announced that he contacted the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and the interim administrator of FEMA, Peter Gaynor, to warn them of the emergency that the island has experienced during the last hours.
"They assured me that they are going to provide whatever resources the Island needs," Scott said on Twitter.
Talk to @realDonaldTrump Y @FEMA_Pete this morning about the situation in #Puerto Rico. I also talked with @wandavazquezg again.@FEMA It has 2.3k public employees ready to support recovery efforts. They assure me that they will grant the necessary resources to the island.RELATED
– Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 7, 2020
Scott said FEMA has 2,300 public employees ready to handle the recovery of the island after the strong 6.4 earthquake that shook the island at 4:24 this morning.
The earthquake claimed the life of one person and dozens of residences collapsed in municipalities of Ponce, Yauco, Guayanilla and Guánica. In this last town a three-storey school building also collapsed.