Skip to comments.Crucial supplies hoarded in Puerto Rico.
Posted on 09/12/2018 12:16:07 PM PDT by syriacus
FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers raided a warehouse last weekend belonging to the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority. Months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island FEMA has been bringing men and material to the island to get the electric grid up and running but have been unable to get electricity to everyone due to a massive shortage of necessary equipment.
It seems PREPA (Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority) was stockpiling and hording 9sic) materials that were hidden from aid workers who have been trying to restore power to the island. USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers) spokesperson Luciano Vera verified that federal officers were accompanied by armed security during the raid.
According to Vera, 2, 875 pieces of critical material along with sleeves of full-tension steel were just some of the materials recovered. The federal government began distributing supplies immediately to contractors.
Many contractors from the U.S. complained about the lack of rebuilding materials. It seems PREPA was making things extremely difficult and many of the workers just stood around at times. With the lack of supplies there wasnt much headway to be made and things should have been moving much faster.
Mayors from around the island of Puerto Rico have been using municipal budgets to purchase grid restoration supplies.
Meanwhile, PREPA seemed to have many of these supplies stockpiled.
PREPA, who is Puerto Ricos self-regulated power provider, is compromised by a majority of political appointees. Governor Ricardo Rossello has been in favor of privatizing the power company and many other government services on the island.
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I wish I could say this surprises me.
I doubt we will hear anything about it on the MSM, because then there would be some evidence that Trump didn’t fail PR, as is being broadcast of late.
Who’s going to be asking the Bern just how this works exactly.
$1 says Carmen “Yellin’” Cruz (that’s what I call her) is corrupt to the core.
FEDS should have taken over that entire sh*thole of an island the second the local gubmint was caught hoarding relief supplies after the hurricane. I was part of the FEMA effort during that time and from my end I saw what was going down there; then saw it sitting on the dock going to waste.
I’d really like to see Trump shove this down the throat of that tubby dips**t mayor of San Juan next time she opens her yap.
“FEDS should have taken over that entire sh*thole of an island ....”
The only problem being, “you touch it, you own it”.
It wasn’t “hoarding”.
It was theft. PR is corrupt to the core.
As to the Puero Ricans themselves, do people come any lazier or stupider? They live right in the middle of hurricane alley. Each and EVERY year hurricanes hit or brush by Puerto Rico. It's hard to imagine a location any more susceptible to being affected by hurricanes.
Hurricanes have been doing this for tens of thousands of years. And a hurricane hits and we find the Puerto Ricans surprised and unprepared.
Looks like the company (PREPA) filed for bankruptcy several months before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rican Power Utility PREPA Files For Bankruptcy
We did not take these people to raise. I am for declaring them an independent nation and getting out of there for good.
Surprised — not.
P.R. is only doing what they do in D.C.
Different letters, same corruption. All run by the Big (D) party.
The democrat mayor that has been attacking Trump was no doubt in on this.
Good point. DC will never become a state either. EVER!!
Like every other hispanic culture on the planet.
So how much money have the “officials” made selling off items meant for the rebuild?
If we dispossess the island, what’s to stop the Russians or Chicoms from moving right in.
Puerto Rico is what you would get if Chicago and Tijuana had a baby
As another major hurricane bears down on the United States, President Donald Trump has told reporters the federal government’s response to last year’s storm in Puerto Rico was “tremendous” and “one of the best jobs ever done.”
Almost on cue, pictures surfaced Tuesday night of what CBS News says is nearly a million bottles of water dumped at an airstrip in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last September. By Wednesday morning, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confirmed that, yes, those were bottles of water that never reached any of the stricken Puerto Ricans, more than 3,000 of whom died in the aftermath of the storm.
We shoulda made Spain take Puerto Rico back.
Since we no longer use it as an Aircraft Carrier and bombing range, what is the point?
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