People Care More About Kylie Jenner Than Mexico and Puerto Rico
Kylie Jenner’s supposed pregnancy is all people on Twitter can talk about at the moment, hijacking the world’s most important issues recently: Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The entire country of Puerto Rico is out of food and electricity due to Hurricane Maria, including a dam breaking which could’ve potentially killed 70,000 people. In Mexico, they’re having earthquakes which have already taken hundreds of lives.
But one of the highest trending topics is the theory that Kylie Jenner might be pregnant.
In case you don’t know what’s going on, let me explain. First, Puerto Rico:
A team of New York electricity-transmission workers and a pair of drone operators arrived in San Juan Friday to help the reeling government of Puerto Rico begin to measure the damage to the U.S. territory’s power grid.
The entire island remained without electricity into the weekend, days after Hurricane Maria thrashed its fragile and neglected network of plants, lines, and poles.
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, is unable to complete the task of restoring power on its own: It is bankrupt, just like the Puerto Rican government. The utility would not begin regular operations until Monday to “avoid jeopardizing the safety of its employees,” according to its executive director, Ricardo Ramos.
Additionally, flood warnings continued on Saturday for parts of hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico on Saturday, as officials continued to monitor the Guajataca Dam that was in danger of failing.
The National Weather Service warned Friday that the failure of Guajataca Dam in northwest Puerto Rico was “imminent” and could lead to flash flooding for some 70,000 people that could be affected if it collapsed.
As of 1:55 p.m. Saturday, the weather service said: “dam operators continued to report the threat of a failure of the Guajataca Dam, potentially causing life-threatening flash flooding downstream on Rio Guajataca.”
At least seven people have been confirmed dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. territory, Puerto Rico’s governor said Friday. The governor’s office said that so far only around a quarter of the island has water service. We are failing to take this seriously- we only care about issues when it affects mainland USA, and even though Puerto Rico is considered part of the US, it’s been neglected for many years.
Next up, Mexico:
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said, rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from two stronger temblors earlier this month.
Saturday’s quake was centered in Oaxaca state near Matias Romero, a town about 275 miles southeast of Mexico City. Roughly speaking, the epicenter was between the centers of this month’s two more violent earthquakes — the 7.1 magnitude temblor that hit Tuesday closer to the capital, and the 8.1 magnitude quake that struck September 8 off the southern Pacific coast, near Chiapas state.
A 6.1 magnitude quake can produce strong shaking and considerable damage to poorly built structures and slight to moderate damage in better-constructed buildings, the USGS says.
The two earlier quakes killed hundreds of people and turned buildings into dust and debris in parts of Mexico. More than 300 people have been reported killed in Tuesday’s quake; nearly 100 reportedly died in the September 8 temblor.
The fact of the matter is simple: when it comes to celebrities, of course we can’t escape drama. But when thousands of lives are on the line, it’s time to put aside that drama and focus on more important matters. Puerto Rico and Mexico need our help, and we are doing nothing to aid them at this current time.
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