Water on the island is so scarce that people in rural areas have been forced to drink, wash and bathe in rivers and springs, resulting in some becoming infected with leptospirosis. The potentially deadly disease is transmitted by the urine of animals. Several cases of the disease have been reported throughout the island. Maria left thousands of homes without drinking water and bottled water in stores sells out quickly failing to meet the demand. Officials with the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority say only about 64-percent of people on the island have access to clean drinking water. Meanwhile, President Trump took to Twitter this morning saying the government cannot keep FEMA, the military and first responders in Puerto Rico forever! He said the infrastructure of the island was a disaster before the hurricanes and Congress will have to decide how much to spend. He once again called the government's response in Puerto Rico "amazing."
...We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017