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FBI agents in Puerto Rico have been receiving calls from "across the island" with residents complaining local officials are "withholding" or "mishandling" critical FEMA supplies -- with one island official even accused of stuffing his own car full of goods meant for the suffering populace. The accusations come in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory last month. “The complaints we’re hearing is that mayors of local municipalities, or people associated with their offices, are giving their political supporters special treatment, goods they’re not giving to other people who need them,” FBI Special Agent Carlos Osorio told Fox News.
he complaints we’re hearing is that mayors of local municipalities, or people associated with their offices, are giving their political supporters special treatment, goods they’re not giving to other people who need them
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: conspiracy nut
I got the best source money can buy, my brother works for one of the agencies in the government.
The media will spin whatever they one, but will never report the truth.
Just like I said that the Major of San Juan la commandant wanted to be in charge of distribution of aid in San Juan over FEMA she is now doing just that, she is now creating her own center with donated relief supplies to give away to her people in San Juan to claim that she is been doing humanitarian work for her bid to the governors seat
The woman is a piece of trash and a politiquera.
FEMA Just defended their pathetic response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico! Helpless. Puerto Ricans are abandoned, insulted and left to die by the Donald Trump administration! FEMA claimed that its not their job to distribute food and water to the starving Americans.
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Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC Program reported that FEMA had yet to deliver any help to the residents of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, despite the fact that Maria hit three weeks ago! This community is just an hour away from the capital city San Juan and did not suffer from any blocked roads!
“Relief supplies are being delivered to regional staging areas and mayors are largely responsible for pick up and distribution,” FEMA officials told Maddow’s program.
Unfortunately FEMA did not offer any ideas as to how the mayor was supposed to manage such a widespread operation without electricity, cell phones, or the proper vehicles.
Less than 60% of Puerto Ricans have access to drinking water, and 85% of them have no electricity. “Residents (of Aibonito) celebrated because they thought our producers were from FEMA,” Maddow said on her program last night. “They were not from FEMA.”
FEMA has visited Aibonito three times, but only to help residents fill out applications for federal aid and once more to meet with the mayor to “identify the town’s needs and fill out a report.”
FEMA seemed to have no problem distributing food and water after Hurricane Harvey and Irma in the mainland. In Lakeland, FL, FEMA handed out free food and water at 11 different sites.