Puerto Rico struggles to get power, water after Maria

ABC News' Eva Pilgrim reports from San Juan on the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico as residents wait in line for dwindling amounts of water and gas and trucks with supplies struggle to reach residents.
2:20 | 09/28/17

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Transcript for Puerto Rico struggles to get power, water after Maria
Mr. Gary Cohn thanks for joining us. My pleasure. More than a week after hurricane MARIA 90% of Puerto Rico still without power. 3.4 million residents lack drink water. Eva pilgram in San Juan this morning. Michael they keep telling people supplies are on the island. This line for gas str@tches literally as far as you can see. Some people camping out overnight just to make sure they're here in time to fill up. Reporter: This morning a life line to a town cut off since the hurricane. I want to talk to them and tell them I'm okay don't worry for me. Reporter: The red cross setting up satellite internet. For lid I can't Rivera it's a god send. Relief as her phone lights up from messages leaving a voice mail for her mother. A rare moment of joy among the raging humanitarian crisis here. Hours long waits for what little water and gas are left. San Juan's mayor said people are starting to die. Do you feel like you can wit for the federal help? I'm not waiting. I'm not waiting for anybody. I'm working with what we have. Reporter: According to U.S. Officials the much needed supplies are actually here on the island president trump insisting the federal response has been great supplies delivered more on the way. We have a lot of ships out there right now. Puerto Rico is a difficult situation. That place was just destroyed. Reporter: The president planning to visit the island Tuesday. Thousands of containers millions of federal relief supplies much sitting here in port in Puerto Rico. One of the challenges is making sure the roads are clear to allow the trucks to get there. Reporter: The governor of Puerto Rico said getting the necessities where they're needed is difficult. The help that's arriving to Puerto Rico is a bottle neck. We need human resources. They started out only allowing people to get $10 of fuel. This morning good news they're allowing people to get $30. Michael.

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