President Donald Trump has finally ordered the Jones Act to be waived for 10 days for shipments to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico.
“It is intended to ensure we have enough fuel and commodities to support lifesaving efforts, respond to the storm, and restore critical services and critical infrastructure operations in the wake of these devastating storms,” acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke said in a statement.
Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello warned on Thursday of the huge damage wrought by Hurricane Maria.
“What we are seeing right now is the biggest extent of devastation in the history of Puerto Rico,” Rossello told MSNBC. “What we need is all hands on deck.”