20,000 pallets of water bottles have been discovered left unused in a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, within the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Maria, CBS Information has reported.
Pictures of the water bottles lined in a blue tarmac circulated social media on Tuesday, the identical day that U.S. President Donald Trump claimed the U.S.’s response was an “unsung success.”
The water was introduced in by the Federal Emergency Administration Company (FEMA) after Hurricane Maria in response to a request by the Common Companies in Puerto Rico (ASG) for 20,000 pallets of water bottles in Might 2018, in accordance with Ottmar Chavez, an administrator at ASG.
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Chavez mentioned in a press release that about 700 pallets of water had been distributed, however there have been complaints concerning the odor and style.
Given the complaints, the Puerto Rican authorities determined to not distribute extra of the water, in accordance with a press release by Carlos Mercader, the chief director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration.
Mercader notes that there was a delay from when the water was delivered after which distributed, wherein the water was uncovered and never correctly saved.
An estimated three,000 folks died from Hurricane Maria, which left Puerto Rico with out energy, roofs or working water.
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