FEMA Ending Food & Water Shipments to Puerto Rico Today

HeadlineJan 31, 2018
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency, known as FEMA, is ending shipments of food and water to Puerto Rico today, four months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. About a third of Puerto Rico still has no electricity. Some rural areas still have no clean running water. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized FEMA’s move while speaking at a gathering of Latino leaders in Washington, D.C., saying, “While I’m standing here with you, there are children without food in Puerto Rico. We need the help. And it’s not help, we have paid for it.”

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