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Mercury is in retrograde

Feb 28, 2020

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It’s official: FEMA wasn’t equipped to handle the devastation of Hurricane Maria

Erika Beras Sep 5, 2018
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 A flooded street is seen as people deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Sept. 25, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

It’s official: FEMA wasn’t equipped to handle the devastation of Hurricane Maria

Erika Beras Sep 5, 2018
 A flooded street is seen as people deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Sept. 25, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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On the eve of the one year anniversary of the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history, the General Accounting Office report confirms that more than half the Federal Emergency Management Agency ‘s workers didn’t have the experience to do their jobs. And with more catastrophic events happening closer together, things could get worse.

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