Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump warns Americans: Don't 'play games' with Hurricane Florence

Trump warns Americans: Don't 'play games' with Hurricane Florence

Millions of water bottles meant for Hurricane Maria victims have been found left on tarmac in Puerto Rico nearly a year after the disaster occured. They have sat in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Maria, ever since, he said in a Facebook post.

During times of trouble and strife, the American people look to their president for guidance and reassurance that the government can handle a crisis, but as Hurricane Florence comes barreling toward the Carolinas, they won't be getting any of that from President Trump, Seth Meyers said on Wednesday's Late Night.

It comes as President Trump cause outrage by claiming that the U.S. response to Hurricane Maria was "an incredible unsung success".

Santana said he first saw the water consignment in October previous year and was maddened to discover that it was still there. "It's tremendously big and tremendously wet", he said.

A study published last month from George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health, which was commissioned by the Puerto Rican government, found that government emergency plans in place when Maria hit were not designed for hurricanes greater than a Category 1.

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Puerto Rico officials have estimated the death toll from Maria at 2,975 people. A photo that emerged Tuesday of thousands of water bottles abandoned on a runway in eastern Puerto Rico prompted local officials to say Wednesday that they were opening an investigation. Only 15 percent said Trump's response to Hurricane Maria, which killed more than 3,000 residents after making landfall in September 2017, was "excellent", "very good" or "good". But the electricity supply was operating normally before Irma. The bottles were part of relief efforts after the devastating hurricane ripped through the US territory. It also led to criticism of FEMA, which is now preparing for Hurricane Florence set to hit the Carolinas and Virginia later this week. "And that's the way emergency management and disaster response works best", Brock told reporters Tuesday.

"If it wasn't for the churches and private organizations, we truly would not have received help from anyone", Ruiz said.

And Long said FEMA had made changes to some of its priorities and procedures.

Islanders have also been angered by recent discoveries of supplies that never got delivered.

Cruz quickly responded, implying that the president was out of touch with what had really happened in Puerto Rico.

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