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Supplies are sitting at a port in Puerto Rico — here's why they aren't going to hurricane victims

CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reported that there were tons of supplies just sitting at a port in Puerto Rico because the truck drivers cannot be found to ship them to the people in need. (Image Source: Twitter video screenshot)

CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reported that tons of supplies have been sitting at the Puerto Rico port since Saturday, and none of it can get to the suffering people who need it so badly.

Why are the supplies just sitting there?

Begnaud explained in a video posted to his official Twitter account.

"This is unbelievable," he said. "So we're at the port here in San Juan, and we wanted to see where's the food, the supplies, everything that's needed. We got here, and here's what we were told.

"There are more than 3,000 shipping containers sitting here at the port which are just sitting here," he explained. "It's got everything they need. I literally said to someone, 'What's on there?' and they said, 'Whatever you need.' Emergency supplies, anything that a grocery store would need. But it's just sitting here."

"The reason why?" he asked rhetorically. "People aren't showing up to pick it up."

"The people who run the port say we've got guys in line, ready to put these on a truck, but nobody's showing up," he continued. "The governor of Puerto Rico say they're having trouble reaching the truck drivers. Maybe their homes are destroyed."

Here's the video from Begnaud:

Puerto Rico has been absolutely obliterated by hurricanes in the past few weeks, and some are beginning to call the situation a humanitarian crisis. As the island nation is a territory of the U.S., those suffering are actually Americans and they hope President Donald Trump will use the power and resources of the country to help them.

Begnaud also reports that the U.S. is sending a "sustainment brigade" of military soldiers to aid those suffering on the island nation.

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