PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR'S DIRE WARNING: MILLIONS MAY FLEE THE ISLAND

PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR'S DIRE WARNING MILLIONS MAY FLEE THE ISLAND

MOST OF THE ISLAND REMAINS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY, AND ABOUT HALF OF ALL RESIDENTS STILL LACK BASIC WATER SERVICES AFTER HURRICANE MARIA.

"You're not going to get hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans moving to the states -- you're going to get millions," said Rossello, who briefly lost his voice at one point during the news conference, perhaps a sign of fatigue from the round-the-clock recovery effort. "You're going to get millions, creating a devastating demographic shift for us here in Puerto Rico, a brain drain."

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello warned Tuesday that millions could flee the commonwealth for the U.S. mainland if sufficient aid doesn’t arrive soon to stem a crisis that’s been unfolding over the past two weeks....

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