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Puerto Rico Emergency Director Fired After Residents Discover Warehouse Full of Hurricane Maria Supplies
ktla ^ | 01/18/2020

Posted on 01/18/2020 8:41:31 PM PST by BenLurkin

Carlos Acevedo, director of Puerto Rico’s Office of Emergency Management, was dismissed Saturday. The governor appointed Maj. Gen. José J. Reyes, the adjutant general of the Puerto Rico National Guard, to replace him.

Acevedo has denied allegations of mishandling, saying the agency has been actively distributing supplies, according to a statement released through the office of emergency management. No residents have been denied any supplies in the warehouse, including food, diapers, baby formula and cots, Acevedo said.

He said about 600 pallets of water were distributed when Hurricane Dorian and Hurricane Karen threatened Puerto Rico and during a drought that affected the island last year. Nearly 80 of those pallets remain in the warehouse because they expired, he said.

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KEYWORDS: acevedo; aid; carlosacevedo; corruption; crime; dorian; emergencysupplies; hurricane; hurricanedorian; hurricanekaren; hurricanemaria; josejreyes; karen; maria; puertorico; supplies; theft; wandavazquezgarced
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1 posted on 01/18/2020 8:41:32 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

There was probably more in the warehouse before the back door black market sales by the director and mayor.


2 posted on 01/18/2020 8:44:37 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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"Nearly 80 of those pallets remain in the warehouse because they expired, he said."

Pallets of water expired.

OK.

3 posted on 01/18/2020 8:46:52 PM PST by tinyowl
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To: BenLurkin

Fired, why not arrested?


4 posted on 01/18/2020 8:48:03 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Trump didn’t want an AG, he wanted a consigliere.)
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To: BenLurkin

And President Trump is right again. Not that the media will notice.


5 posted on 01/18/2020 8:49:56 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite its unfashionability)
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To: Admin Moderator; tinyowl; Bean Counter; Some Fat Guy in L.A.

This is a duplicate thread.

Same headline previously posted 27 minutes earlier.


6 posted on 01/18/2020 8:54:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Now do that bitch mayor.


7 posted on 01/18/2020 8:54:47 PM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

There was probably more in the warehouse before the back door black market sales by the director and mayor.


While the director and mayor blamed President Trump for not sending supplies

They even went as far as dumping brand new supplies, mostly water bottles, new, sealed in the 36 pack wraps out in a field in Puerto Rico. Because the government were trying to hide it from the American investigators. They didn’t want it stacked in warehouses because it would show that they actually did get the supplies and was never distributed.

They did all of this to make President Trump look bad.

Puerto Rican people are pissed at their government, there was a great facebook group that had thousands of dissenters who posted pics of wasted supplies, basically brand new stuff being dumped in landfills or fields so no one in the corrupt government would go to jail.

I am glad to see that someone got fired, which is rare in a leftist controlled government.


8 posted on 01/18/2020 8:56:25 PM PST by Trump.Deplorable
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To: BenLurkin

We should never send money or stuff to any country unless a bonded American accompanies it and oversees its use. We have been ripped off too many times...like this. Then they complain about us!!!! Dumb.


9 posted on 01/18/2020 9:02:27 PM PST by DennisR (Look around. God gives countless clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: BenLurkin

Spanish colonial rulers have been exploiting their subjects for about six centuries.

It’s in the blood.


10 posted on 01/18/2020 9:06:17 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: BenLurkin

These people are inveterate thieves.


11 posted on 01/18/2020 10:24:11 PM PST by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Apropos of nothing, offshore banking is a wonderful thing.

12 posted on 01/19/2020 12:32:12 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: BenLurkin

Is there something about the Spanish language that ferments bold corruption in government?

English is not much better but it normally allows more trickle down.


13 posted on 01/19/2020 12:55:19 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: BenLurkin

Calm down Ben. This is the first time I’m seeing and reading this. I don’t go searching,i just sat down to read the articles posted as they appear.


14 posted on 01/19/2020 1:56:23 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Trump.Deplorable

Trump called them out on it back then, and the media tried to skew it as insulting all Puerto Ricans; he clarified that the leadership didn’t want to do anything, but wanted everything done for them.


15 posted on 01/19/2020 4:07:34 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: cll

FYI


16 posted on 01/19/2020 4:16:44 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: tinyowl

Pallets of “expired” water can be used to flush toilets, etc.


17 posted on 01/19/2020 4:17:39 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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https://www.facebook.com/noticentro/videos/2412008018899344/?hc_location=ufi

From island TV station WAPA-TV


18 posted on 01/19/2020 4:42:04 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: BenLurkin

Will they find a way to blame Trump for this?


19 posted on 01/19/2020 5:42:16 AM PST by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe he was keeping it in reserve until the next emergency?

Yeah, right.


20 posted on 01/19/2020 6:08:40 AM PST by The Antiyuppie (“When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day”)
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