Situation in Puerto Rico worsens, more than a week since Hurricane Maria devastates island

It's been more than a week since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and the situation on the island has worsened.

Most of the island is without power, and drinking water is scarce. Meanwhile, leaving the U.S. territory on the Caribbean is next to impossible, and getting supplies on to the island is slow-going.

Local lawmakers are calling the situation "a humanitarian crisis".

"We have to put pressure on Washington. We have to put pressure in everyone's Congressman, or stand up to them. just to realize that this is a real, real crisis, and that Washington has to move quickly," said former Puerto Rico Governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, in a phone interview.

"In terms of power, only 4% of the clients have power right now, and those 4% are basically those that live near two or three big hospitals," said Acevedo Vilá.

Acevedo Vilá said no one knows how long it's going to take to restore the power. Meanwhile, Puerto Ricans are growing desperate.

"People today say that they are worse than the day after the hurricane," said Acevedo Vilá. "That tells a lot."

"There is so much uncertainty that people don't know what to do, where to go," said Ivan Marrero. He said first responders are doing the best they can, with limited resources, but still need lot of assistance.

"I have relatives that stood in line at a gas station for close to six hours just to fuel their tanks," said Marrero. "The lines on Saturday were longer than Friday. Sunday was longer than Saturday, and so on and so forth,"

Meanwhile, gas stations are being monitored on a daily basis.

"Gas stations that are opened are being guarded by state police or National Guard," said Marrero. "Gasoline trucks are being escorted by the police.