16 Oct 2017

Puerto Ricans resorting to desperate measures

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 16 October 2017

The death toll has climbed to 48 in Puerto Rico and some people who desperately need water are getting it from hazardous sources. More than 35% of the island's residents -- American citizens -- remain without safe drinking water, with reports some residents are getting it from sealed or locked wells in specially designated "Superfund" hazardous waste sites. Cathy Kennedy is the team lead for 50 nurses from America's National Nurses United who've been sent to in Puerto Rico to help with the relief effort.