Swanky Palm Beach hotel spends $20k to ship generators to PR
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott is making his fifth trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Scott will leave Monday on a trip his office said will be to give assistance and guidance to emergency management workers and government leaders in the U.S. territory.
The trip comes less than two weeks after Scott announced he will run for U.S. Senate, challenging three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
The Puerto Rican vote could be a key in the election. Florida had a large Puerto Rican population before Hurricane Maria, and thousands have relocated to the state since the storm hit the island in September.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)- An opulent Florida hotel is spending tens of thousands of dollars to ship its two large generators to Puerto Rico.
The decision comes nearly a week after a blackout caused power outages for much of the fragile island still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Maria.
The donated powerhouses will ensure reliable running water is pumped to the steep hillside communities in Juana Diaz, where electricity is still spotty seven months after the Category 4 storm.
The reports it cost between $15,000 and $20,000 to ship the generators.
Palm Beach landscaper Scott Lewis is the founder of Eagles Wings. The organization helped facilitate the generator donations and shipping. He also had his mechanic give them a tune up since they're about a decade old.