The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority was under bankruptcy protection and some parts of the island that lost power during Hurricane Irma hadn't had electricity restored before Maria hit.
Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport - almost a year after the deadly storm, according to a report. @FEMA has had/known about this water - as have many of us here in Puerto Rico - since early 2018.
"It's 2,975 people, and they're still calling it an estimate - 2,975 people that will never see the light of day, and many of them died because of what was done by the administration and that was silently approved by most of the political class in Puerto Rico", Cruz told CNN earlier this month.
The report also found FEMA had been understaffed going into the hurricane season and that most specialized disaster staffers were deployed to the other storms when Maria struck.
Trump also took a shot at the mayor of San Juan after she derided his claim that the administration's response to Hurricane Maria previous year in Puerto Rico was an "incredible unsung success".
"I actually think it was one of the best jobs that's ever been done with respect to what this is all about", Trump said Tuesday of the response in Puerto Rico, suggesting that it was made more hard by the "island nature" of the storm site.
"Shame on you", Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said Tuesday after Trump's boasts of success.
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The news outlets said the report was due to be released September 25 and they obtained it in advance. But the USA plan has looked less like a model recently, given it exempted bishops like McCarrick.
While the President has frequently praised the government response in the year since the hurricane, others in the administration have acknowledged learned lessons.
"The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and unAmerican", Rosselló said in a statement.
The states of Virginia, North Carolina and SC haven't seen a storm of such size and intensity in 25 years or perhaps ever, Trump said.
"We're ready. We're as ready as anybody has ever been", he said. We are totally prepared.
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 took the photos on Tuesday and posted them to his Facebook because he was angry to still see the bottles still there which had been at the same location since last October of previous year.