Irma.PRsuppliesStThomas.EricaPRodriguez.NYT

So many citizens of hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico loaded up boats to take supplies to nearby St. Thomas and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, people began calling them the Puerto Rican Navy; one man evacuated 600 people starting Friday, six days before help started arriving from the mainland. Meanwhile USVI Gov. Kenneth Mapp flatly denies that looting set in on the two islands, even after evidence showed that local law enforcement couldn’t respond to calls for assistance once the islands’ infrastructure collapsed. Who could call the cops when nobody had a phone? (Erica P. Rodriguez/The New York Times)

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