1.5 million Puerto Ricans know what that means:
no drinking water nor hot water, no heating, no roof over your head, no food...
no electricity... no gasoline from gas station or money from cash machine...
and now you have to wait for emergency aid while you have to survive.
10 days no aid... and left for weeks without drinking water, medicine and electricity...
Airport San Juan and Rafael Hernández were open within 24 hours after hurricane Maria hit the island (landing was possible under visual flight conditions). Alternate airports were Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) - and the emergency aid could have been transported by boat and/or helicopter.