30 Jan '18, 6pm

FEMA to Shut Off Food and Water Aid to Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA ) will "officially shut off" food and water aid to Puerto Rico four months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. "The reality is that we just need to look around. Supermarkets are open, and things are going back to normal," Alejandro De La Campa, FEMA's director in Puerto Rico, told NPR . "If we're giving free water and food, that means that families are not going to supermarkets to buy." "It is affecting the economy of Puerto Rico. So we need to create a balance. With the financial assistance we're providing to families and the municipalities, they're able to go back to the normal economy," he added. The remaining food and water supplies and its distribution will be turned over to the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency. NPR reported that FEMA has distributed more than 30 million gallons of potable water and nearly ...

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