Trump declares himself victim in Hurricane Maria death toll
Trump declares himself victim in Hurricane Maria death toll
16 September, 2018, 14:40
The mayor of Ceiba, Angel Cruz Ramos, toldCNN he's grateful for the generosity, but believes that too much water was delivered at the wrong time. Trump then added that the high death toll was a result of Democrats trying to make him look bad.
As for the Trump administration, more than half of federal emergency personnel in Puerto Rico were not qualified for their assigned tasks as of October 2017, a month after landfall, according to a September 5 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Rossello rejected the findings of a different study that estimatedmore than 4,000 died, saying he found the GWU research with its lower number to be scientifically sound. "I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success", he continued.
Thursday's tweets drew the ire of Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, who has sharply criticized both the president and his administration's response to Maria.
Earlier this week, Mr Trump hailed the United States response in Puerto Rico as "an incredible, unsung success".
Trump began to focus on Hurricane Florence earlier this week, calling for an Oval Office briefing with the FEMA director to warn about the threat. That led the cable news coverage that evening, further angering the president, according to one of the people.
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With the island's medical, communications, and transportation systems in total collapse, the Puerto Rican government made a decision to stop counting shortly after the storm.
Hurricane Maria hit previous year as the Trump administration was feeling positive about the handling of massive hurricanes in Florida and Texas last summer.
No one would use such a foolish methodology except for political reasons. "This is about human beings".
The Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly told the CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that it provided the water to the central government in response to Hurricane Maria in 2017, but it is unclear what kept the water from being distributed.
Desperate, Ramona's siblings tried to get her aboard the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship that had arrived in Puerto on Rico Oct. 3. He also joyously tossed paper towels to a crowd of residents. "How is the hurricane now treated so differently, but the hurricane in Puerto Rico wasn't?" said Santos-Vasquez. We've seen conflicting information associated with the process of coming up with a realistic accounting of how many people died during and after the storm.
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The Category 4 storm is expected to make landfall in North Carolina Thursday and may be the costliest hurricane in US history. DHS/FEMA stand fiscally and operationally ready to support current and future response and recovery needs, ' he added.
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Overall, risky storm surge is possible all the way from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to the North Carolina/Virginia border. President Donald Trump both touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way.
Mayor Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune told CNN traffic out of the SC city has more than quadrupled as residents and visitors evacuate. Officials had warned before the storm that the rains could risk tainting waterways with murky coal ash and toxic hog waste.
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Rain intensity will pick up, as will wind speed and the storm surge is expected to reach up to 13 feet in some areas. State Department of Transportation Sec. "Against my better judgment, due to emotionalism, I evacuated", he said.
CNN reports dire word from FEMA associate administrator Jeff Byard, who warns that this storm is not to be reckoned with. At 2 p.m., the storm was centered 435 miles southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina, moving at 16 mph.
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