Transcript for Less than 10 percent of Puerto Rico has electricity 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria
To the crisis in Puerto Rico. Home to 3.5 million American citizens and more than three weeks after hurricane MARIA struc struck. We were there not far from where the president landed. Apartment buildings with no electricity or elevators or drinking water. We sent Victor Oquendo back tonight. Is it any better? Reporter: Just 9% of people have power now. 23 days after the hurricane hit. It was a week ago the president visited and those images tossing out supplies. In the last 24 hours the president warning Puerto Rico FEMA cannot stay forever but then today tweeting I will always be with them. But 22 days in we traveled back to the apartment building David and the team visited more than a week ago. That neighborhood, about 15 minutes from where the president landed. Up that dark stairwell down the hallway where we met this woman from New York City there taking care of her parents. We heard inspectors had been visiting these buildings all over Puerto Rico. Have you seen any? Not at all. They have not come to these apartments. No one has come? No one. How much food and water have they brought? None. Nothing? None at all. Reporter: No clean drinking water inside their apartment and their windows still blown out by hurricane MARIA and in the bedroom her parents on the bed in need of medication. Now 23 days after the hurricane they tell us still no clean drinking water and still generators powering the hallways just a couple hours a day. Do you feel like you have been abandoned? Reporter: Across Puerto Rico home to nearly 3.5 million Americans 37% have no access to clean drinking water and the death toll has risen to 45 but the numbers could be higher. Reporting of unidentified bodies and the new concern, reports of depths from a bacterial disaster spread when families are forced to drink the only water they can find contaminated by animals and waste which is when this truck arrived today families lined up, buckets in hand fqlling up, not sure when the truck will return and the usns comfort still docked. Just eight patients in intensive care tonight. Puerto Rico's governor reacted to president trump's tweets. Said they're not asking for better or less treatment but they want equal treatment. More than three weeks still seems like this. Much more ahead on this Friday.
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