Mired in Economic Crisis, Puerto Rico Braces For Hurricane Irma

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."