Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Trump Says We're Prepared for Hurricane Florence. Are We?

Trump Says We're Prepared for Hurricane Florence. Are We?

Ramos told ABC he's not sure how long the bottles have been sitting there, but a report from the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration says FEMA made a delivery of "excess bottled water" in April.

"Now is not the time to pass judgment; it is time to channel every effort to improve the lives of over 3 million Americans in Puerto Rico", Rosselló said.

The San Juan mayor also retweeted a jab at Trump that referenced the incoming hurricane set to make landfall in the Carolinas later this week.

The death toll in Hurricane Maria is estimated to be almost 3,000, a steep increase from the initial 64.

Trump calls the government's response in Puerto Rico "successful" even though a federal report shows 2,975 people died.

The Trump administration was roundly criticized for its performance during a record year of disasters in 2017, when Hurricane Harvey flooded southern Texas before Maria assailed Puerto Rico.

He also said he was still waiting for Trump to respond to a petition to help Puerto Rico complete work on emergency housing restoration programs and debris removal.

Santana, who is a photographer for a Puerto Rican police agency, questioned why the water was left sitting there unused and not delivered to hurricane survivors.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has been a vocal critic of the administration's handling of the storm, cast blame on the federal government for failing to provide adequate assistance in the aftermath of the storm. Other, independent estimates place the number at 1,270 and 5,740, with financial damages from the storm exceeding $100 billion in damage and some rural residents still lacking power.

Marty Bahmonde, a senior official at FEMA, confirmed to CBS News' David Begnaud that the agency delivered the water to the island. With Eli Sanders on vacation, Rich Smith asks Dan Savage and Katie Herzog to tell us how prepared we really are, and to speculate about whether we'll ever be prepped enough.

The president raised eyebrows on Tuesday when during an Oval Office meeting to go over preparations for Hurricane Florence that is barreling toward the East Coast with Category 4 winds he touted his controversial response to Maria.

Santana, who posted the photos to his Facebook on Tuesday, said he first saw the bottles there in either October or November of past year. North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast.

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