For starters, I would not have a FEMA Director who would blame the deaths on spousal abuse!
I would not doubt the death toll numbers!
FEMA admits it made mistakes:
Others say they did as well: Federal report criticizes FEMA's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
What would I have done different (other than having a different FEMA director?)
For starters, I would not take funds AWAY from FEMA for ICE!
My Puerto Rico plan?
I would have stationed three Helicopter Carriers offshore,
to act as hubs for transport to our hospital ship,
BEFORE the disaster hit I would have coordinated with Puerto Rico authorities on designated staging areas and informed residents to paint their needs on their roofs or make signage using a predetermined code. Make it very easy to identify high-priority rescues (ventilators or other medical devices and no power, diabetics with no access to insulin, etc) from the air via helicopter. I know ground transportation is NOT an option.
I would not have stored pallets of water in one location to rot but air-drop water and other supplies at the designated staging areas.
Churchill was able to get 338,226 troops out of Dunkirk under enemy fire:
We could have gotten the ones needing medical attention out of Puerto Rico!
The George Washington University study that Trump is attacking:
Another Study by The New England Journal of Medicine:
Each life lost due to incompetence or lack of preparation was one life too many!
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