Publicado: Jue, Setiembre 13, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

3,000 dead, but Trump hails Hurricane Maria response as ‘unsung success’

3,000 dead, but Trump hails Hurricane Maria response as ‘unsung success’

Puerto Rico's electrical grid, which Trump correctly says was already in bad shape before Maria landed, was knocked out by the storm. Texas, we've been given A-pluses for.

"We're ready. We're as ready as anybody has ever been", he said.

The President praised the job FEMA and law enforcement did in Puerto Rico as "an incredible, unsung success".

The president has consistently applauded the Maria response, even as the estimates of deaths in Puerto Rico caused by the storm have climbed from 64 to 2,975 people, making it the deadliest hurricane to hit America in more than a century.

"The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican", Rosselló said in a statement.

Federal emergency officials acknowledge the water was sent in the immediate reponse to the hurricane and told CBS News they brought the water to the island and turned it over to the central government.

'Although you don't believe it... nearly a million boxes of water that were never delivered to the villages, ' posted Abdiel Santana, a photographer working for a Puerto Rican state police agency who took the pictures.

Bahmonde said that specific shipments of water bottles are not tracked.

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Shortly after Trump's comments, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz shot back at the president.

Cruz blasted Trump last September for not reacting quickly enough after Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and knocked out power on the island, flooded roads, destroyed bridges and left thousands of people stranded.

Trump has declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, and canceled campaign events Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the storm.

"Any amounts of money, whatever it takes, we're going to do it", Trump told reporters at the White House as he met with top aides and federal disaster officials. "We are sparing no expense".

That was a reference to Hurricane Florence, which is drawing ever closer to the coast of the Carolinas, where it threatens to become the most intense storm to strike the region in at least 25 years.

Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 1 to 2½ feet (0.3 to 0.8 meters) of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.

Santana took the photos on Tuesday and posted them to his Facebook because he was angry to still see the bottles still there which had been at the same location since last October of past year.

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