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Tons of Food Went to Waste in Puerto Rico as Stores' Pleas to FEMA Went Unanswered


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico tragedy, FEMA, food, corruption )

Nita
- 457 days ago - dailykos.com
Grocery stores had to throw out tons of meat, dairy and produce after power was knocked out and perishable items began to rot following the storm. Congressional investigators found that the stores' urgent pleas for emergency fuel was ignored by FEMA.



   

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Colleen L (3)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 9:32 pm
Disgusting that FEMA isn't doing very much to help them. We have idiot tRUMP to thank for that, since he can't even pronounce their name and he didn't even think that they were part of the U.S. Thanks Nita
 

Ted W (127)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 11:09 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!This is a sick shame!!Thank you for sharing this info, Nita!!
 

Animae C (509)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 7:22 am
These injustices keep occuring, WHY?!?!?!?!?

Shared!!!
 

Naomi Dreyer (43)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 7:35 am
noted
 

TOM T (247)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 8:23 am
Totally want it to be TRUE !!
Sure Hope So !!
 

TOM T (247)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 8:30 am
Truly UNBELIEVABLE !!
What a SHAME !!
 

Sue H (7)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 9:24 am
Shame. :(
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 11:59 am
Horrible.
 

Peggy B (43)
Monday March 26, 2018, 7:53 am
Inexcusable.
 

Roberto MARINI (88)
Monday March 26, 2018, 8:18 am
noted thanks
 

Richard A (2)
Monday March 26, 2018, 5:26 pm
Thank you.
 

Janis K (129)
Monday March 26, 2018, 8:22 pm
Trump needs to be in prison, for so very many reasons!
 

Val M (84)
Tuesday March 27, 2018, 12:13 am
Criminal. .
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday March 27, 2018, 8:00 am
He's so selfish!
Thank you
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday April 7, 2018, 8:25 am
I thought FEMA had reached its depths of inefficiency after Katherina -

But the situation in Puerto Rico reached a new low - and Trump's ignorance, arrogance & incompetence ensured that FEMA was not up to the challenge, PR was clearly categorised as low priority for relief action, the insane restrictions preventing shipping by all shipping services irrespective of country of origins placed an insane & unnecessary constraint - and reports from in-country showed FEMA officials staying within comfortable hotel surroundings rather than getting out & dealing with the emergency.

Granted - FEMA's resources were being stretched by the multiple emergencies hitting within a short time frame. But a federal emergency service SHOULD have plans for such contingencies ...

And now, due to determined blindness by Trump's hand-picked administration, FEMA's resources will be even less sufficient - and if their contingency planning is constrained by the same determined denial of the risks related to climate change they won't even have the capacity to analyse & plan ...

Crazy, totally irresponsible

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