06 Oct '17, 3pm

FEMA Scrubs Data About Puerto Rico's Lack of Water and Electricity

On Wednesday, roughly two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, just 50 percent of Puerto Rico had access to drinking water and only 5.4 percent had electricity. That information was clearly displayed on Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) website on disaster relief efforts in the U.S. territory. But the next day, as first noticed by the Washington Post , those two critical pieces of information were removed from the website. FEMA explained to the Post that the information is still available in Spanish on a website maintained by the Puerto Rican government, www.status.pr . However, there was no comment about why the information was deleted from the main FEMA page. FEMA webpage on Oct. 3 about recovery efforts in Puerto Rico (highlighted section from EcoWatch) "Our mission is to support the governor and his response priorities through the unified command structure to...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/fema-puerto-rico-2493700609.html

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