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YouTube download / RealMediaNews / Eight days after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, leaving the American island struggling for basic supplies and almost completely without power, a three-star general was dispatched to the territory to act as the Joint Force Land Component Commander and will work with FEMA during the recovery. During today’s White House press briefing, Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert was questioned on why it took so long to make this move. Meanwhile, NBC News reported that US officials were acknowledging that President Donald Trump’s response to the disaster was too slow.

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YouTube download / You Tube video / Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico as shown in this raw footage nine days ago.

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PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Sheriff Mike Chitwood suffered two cracked vertebrae and assorted other iinjuries Friday morning in Ponce Inlet when he was struck by a pick-up truck while riding his bicycle without a helmet.

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YouTube download / 411 video / Raw sigjhts and sounds of Hurricane Maria walloping Puerto Rico.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Shelley Vincent is many things to many people.

She's a conservative political activist mostly aligned with the GOP, but a year ago the-then New Smyrna Beach resident now residng in Jacksonville, quit the Republican Executive Committee of Voluia amid infighting over backing of certain candidates and not others in the 216 primary.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- School Board Chairwoman Amy Lockhart is all too aware of the suffering of Puerto Ricans with the utter devastation inflicted on the island a week ago by Maria, which made landfall on the commonwealth as a category 4 hurricane.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer
Column: People, Places & Things

SANFORD, Fla. -- My wife, Sera King-Frederick, is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, who was raised in Aguada, both communiities on the western side of the island.

She and other family members here in Sanford, Lake Mary and Orlando, have had very little contact with literally dozens of loved ones on the island, many of them forced to feek shelter, their homes reduced to rubble.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona International Speedway has undertaken a new project to further improve the infield for the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and NASCAR Weekends.

"Daytona International Speedway is putting the construction vehicles to work as the 'World Center of Racing' has undertaken another improvement project in the infield that will provide benefits to the fan experience for Rolex 24 At Daytona and NASCAR weekends," DIS spokesman Andrew Booth said in a press release.

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DELTONA, Fla. -- Watch some new movies such as "Wonder Woman" "Churchill," "The Book of Henry” and a 1952 Hollywood classic in "High Noon" at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

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Devastation in Puerto Rico / Headline SurferORLANDO, Fla. -- Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico devastated with food, fresh water and medicine scarce. Tens of thousands of lives hang in the balance.

Headline Surfer is carrying this livestream weather news feed via YouTube.

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. -- The death of 34-year-old female in a motel room is being investigated as a homicide, cops said. She was identified Sunday as Olympia Cerruti, 34.