Ineptitude in managing the aftermath of Maria in Puerto Rico

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    In Puerto Rico, the electricity is out all over the island. How is FEMA instructing people to register or request help? By calling FEMA or registering on the Internet. How do people do that when they have no electricity?

    In mainland U.S., it used to be that phone lines worked when the electricity went out because a small bit of current was carried in the copper wire. These days, phone lines are fiber optic and require an external power source.

    From FEMA's website:
    How to Apply for Assistance:

    Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov/es or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.​
     
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    I just want to mention again that in 2010 when Haiti was hit by an earthquake without advance warning the U.S had a significantly bigger response than it did to help Puerto Rico. Haiti is not part of the U.S.

    Also the argument that we were stretched too thin is asinine. The U.S military is the biggest and most well funded force the world has ever seen. It's seriously laughable to suggest it's incapable of providing powerful disaster relief in more than one location.
     
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    Puerto Rico governor: More needed, but feds have helped - CNN

    https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2...al-response-puerto-rico-and-us-virgin-islands

    yes there are bad stories and yes, it's bad down there. but to be honest, i have zero idea of what we/trump is *really* doing cause off all the butt-hurters who just make shit up and talk ONLY to people who support their hate. anyone else is fake news.

    it's very possible trump has under-responded. very possible.

    but it's also very possible the same people who hate him for anything he does are just using this to further their own hate and try to justify it yet again.

    that attitude makes those people very difficult to talk to and impossible to deal with.
     
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    The island was destroyed, and this is not a Disney movie with a pathetically unreal happy ending.

    Individuals like that San Juan Hillary-supporting communist-bitch of a mayor are opportunists looking to improve their standing within their circle of idiots.
     
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    WHY the fuck would President Trump "under respond"?
    So those you hate him will hate him more? So those who are his base will leave him?
    THINK!!!!!!!!
    It's in President Trump's best interest to do everything possible to help PR.
    THINK!!!!!!!!!
     
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    so far i do hear her the most. almost as if she's the only spokesperson for the entire effort.

    but i also hear what trump has already sent (fake news or not who knows)
    that she *was* standing in front of a lot of pallets of supplies when she said she has nothing
    and that she has NOT been to the FEMA meetings.

    yet i see her pic in water with memes showing how great she is.

    we're so jaded as a country we use these events to portray things as we want them to be. need them to be at times. we can't just take things as they are, *Everything* must be a weapon against those we hate.

    i don't listen to those assholes much anymore and i just dig a bit deeper for the truth and leave them talking to tattoo about the plane coming in anymore.
     
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    calm down, beavis.
     
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    Copper wires don't hold current. You still need a power source.
     
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    Is she kin to nagin?
     
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    And that has what to do with the ineptitude and perfunctoriness of the relief efforts directed at PR?
     

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