Hurricane Maria: Summary of communication status - and lack of

valdis.kletnieks at valdis.kletnieks at
Mon Oct 2 03:11:46 CST 2017

On Sun, 01 Oct 2017 22:28:31 -0400, Javier J said:

> The media here in the states is no better. I have multiple confirmations
> and am looking for hard proof but the Teamsters Puerto Rico trucking union
> is refusing to move containers out of the port. Only 20% of truckers showed
> up for work.

I haven't seen any reports of a Teamster union refusal. I *have* seen
reports that only 10-30% of truck drivers are operational, because of
one or more of:

1) Their rigs are stuck behind a highway outage due to washout
or downed trees.

2) Their rigs are stuck due to lack of diesel.

3) Rigs are fine, but drivers are stuck due to 1) or 2), or they
are too busy trying to save their families/etc to show up to work.

I've seen too  many reports of "I have been waiting in line for 5 hours for
water / gasoline / ice for <relative>'s insulin" to get too irate at people who
fail to show up for work.

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