View of downed power lines on the streets of the town of Yabucoa town after Hurricane Maria went through Puerto Rico.
View of downed power lines on the streets of the town of Yabucoa town after Hurricane Maria went through Puerto Rico. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com
View of downed power lines on the streets of the town of Yabucoa town after Hurricane Maria went through Puerto Rico. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com

Legislators take ‘sobering’ flight over Puerto Rico, vow more troops, relief

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    Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.