Member of Red Cross Jump Team to help those affected by Hurricane Maria PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Colin Williams packed only the essentials. "Taking one bed sheet, that's all I need he said. "I was told to pack everything that I can carry long distances. I do have a lot of communications gear, a lot of batters, a lot of things like that because knowing there is no power." The regional communications manager of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Red Cross returned from Atlanta where he assisted victims of Hurricane Harvey, and this morning was deployed to help victims of Hurricane Maria. "Tomorrow morning [I'll] board either a military transport or a FEMA charter aircraft and be assigned to either Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands," Williams said. "I think what we are going to try to do is procure a vehicle and try to get out into areas and provide mass care. That is what our assignment is; mass care is really shelter and food that's helping people that have nothing and trying to get them back on their feet. Really, if you think about it, the most basic level at this point." A typical deployment for employees and volunteers is two weeks, but since the need is so dire, Williams expects to be gone for at least three weeks. He signed a hardship contract that shows he fully understands there will be a lack of power and water, but he says helping other is what matters most. "What we hope to accomplish is really the mission of the Red Cross," he said. "Every single day we all see the house fires, every single night those are Red Cross volunteers that are responding to help people who need it because they lost everything they had, and that's ชุดเครื่องนอนซาติน exactly what I'm going to be doing in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands."
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A team of judges overseeing its bankruptcy has advised involved parties to put legal proceedings on hold indefinitely as the island recovers, said a source familiar with the proceedings. The storm was expected to cause $45 billion of damage across the Caribbean, with at least $30 billion of that in Puerto Rico, said Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research in Savannah, Georgia. The figures included both physical damage and losses in business from tourism. Elsewhere in the Caribbean, 14 deaths were reported on the island nation of Dominica, which has a population of about 71,000. Two people were killed in the French territory of Guadeloupe and one in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two people died when the storm roared past the Dominican Republic on Thursday, according to local media outlet El Jaya. Communications outages throughout the region were making it difficult for officials to get a clear picture of the damage. Maria churned past Turks and Caicos and was 115 miles (185 km) east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas by 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) on Friday, the NHC said. It was packing sustained winds of up to 125 miles per hour (205 km per hour), making it a Category 3 hurricane, but was expected to gradually weaken during the next two days.ชุดผ้าปูที่นอน