Category 5 Hurricane Irma nears the US territory of Puerto Rico. Struggling with a $74 billion dollar debt crisis, the island suffers from cuts to emergency services.
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA, releases the following statement:
"We're concerned with how the debt crisis affects Puerto Rico's ability to deal with the impacts of Hurricane Irma.
"Before Hurricane Irma, we saw cuts to social and emergency services.
"We are praying for all in the path of this hurricane."