NBC10 was there Wednesday morning as FEMA loaded 1.4 million meals and 1.8 million liters of water on the 3-tier barge Fortaleza at a Pennsauken, New Jersey port Wednesday morning.
Besides the 170 shipping containers bound for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, FEMA loaded up 60 transport/response vehicles, 190 bucket trucks, various SUVs and other vehilces onto the 730-foot barge. It takes about 19 hours to load everything.
The barge is expected to arrive in San Juan after being towed at sea for the next seven days.
A barge full of relief supplies is being sent from Petty Island, New Jersey to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria victims. NBC10's Cydney Long has the details.