On Tuesday, the White House officials said that thousands of Military Personnel were sent to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands to give the victims of Hurricane Maria the necessary medical and humanitarian assistance, Fox News reported.

The US military is planning to send various means of the humanitarian and relief assistance to Puerto Rico after Category 4 storm.`

Rescue efforts of the US military

As the Pentagon stated, medical evacuations, airlifts, and other rescue operations are currently being conducted by the USS Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. 44,177 pounds of relief supplies and cargo were delivered to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford noted that the main aim is to provide the necessary help on time when the victims really need it.

The Defense Department is responsible for clearing the significant routes, re-establishing utilities, delivering the essential commodities and restoring power at critical facilities. The US military assists these missions and sends aircraft to deliver capabilities daily nonstop.

Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), explained that there are logistical problems, as many airports and seaports were destroyed. Certain areas of the island are still isolated, so the rescue workers dropped ready meals in these regions with the help of military aircraft. National Guard forces have been sent for the security around fuel access points on the island.

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The Comfort hospital ship will provide the necessary treatment

The US Navy stated that USNS Comfort hospital ship will be deployed by the US military in Puerto Rico, CNN reported. This decision was announced when local officials claimed the need for the additional medical treatment from the ship.

As FEMA administrator Brock Long explained, the Comfort may not deploy for five to nine days, until additional forces are activated to help.

There will be 60 crew members on the medical ship, the medical crew is expected to be around 65 members. The total amount of people on the board can be up to 1,200.

President Donald Trump praised the US officials for a fast response to the disaster noting that they were "doing a really good job," the Washington Post reported.

There are 3.5 million people in Puerto Rico who suffered from the devastation. According to the officials, electricity supply and a rebuilding process can take many months.