FEMA: We Were Unprepared for Hurricane Maria

FEMA: We Were Unprepared for Hurricane Maria

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FEMA admitted in a report launched Thursday that it wasn’t adequately ready for the devastation Hurricane Maria would cause to Puerto Rico. The company stated it created a “deficit of commodities” by shifting provides from Puerto Rico to the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma. “FEMA management acknowledged that the Company might have higher anticipated that the severity of hurricanes Irma and Maria would trigger long-term, vital injury to the territories’ infrastructure,” the report said A Harvard research estimated in Might that about 4,645 people died because of Hurricane Maria, considerably greater than the government’s official estimate of 64 deaths. Many criticized the federal government, together with FEMA and the Trump administration, for its sluggish response to Hurricane Maria. FEMA administrator Brock Lengthy wrote in a letter accompanying the report that the company ought to study from the 2017 hurricane season.

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