Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

20,000 pallets of water bottles found unused on Puerto Rico runway

20,000 pallets of water bottles found unused on Puerto Rico runway

"When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths", he tweeted.

On Thursday, Mr Trump wrote in a pair of tweets that Democrats were attacking him "when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico".

Puerto Rico's governor last month raised the US territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975.

Ramos told ABC he's not sure how long the bottles have been sitting there, but a report from the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration says FEMA made a delivery of "excess bottled water" in April.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told CNN on Tuesday night that Trump "just keeps adding insult to injury".

Many people in Puerto Rico suffered from a lack of potable water for at least several weeks after the storm hit last September.

This is a developing story.

"The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous", he continued.

Per CNN, the higher figure is "based on the findings of researchers from George Washington University in a study commissioned by the USA commonwealth's government".

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Tuesday night that President Donald Trump's administration took almost $10 million funds from FEMA's budget and transferred to ICE ahead of the hurricane season this summer, according to documents provided by Sen.

"During our broader study, we found that many physicians were not oriented in the appropriate certification protocol", according to the report from the researchers at GWU.

They said about 4,600 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane from delayed medical care. "I actually think it was one of the best jobs that's ever been done with respect to what this is all about".

The mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, appears far from incompetent, but in October of previous year, a poll found just 32 percent of Americans thought Trump did a good job responding to the crisis in Puerto Rico.

The panel seemed to agree that Trump hasn't done very much to convince the Puerto Rican people he really sympathizes with them.

Trump on Tuesday, alongside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long, said the island's electric grid had been already "in bad shape".

Media captionMonths after Maria, many on this United States island still suffered in the dark What have Puerto Rican officials said?

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