The #FederalEmergencyManagementAgency has admitted they made deadly mistakes in the aftermath of #HurricaneMaria . #FEMA admits that they were not prepared at all to handle the situation in #PuertoRico , and people likely lost their lives relying on the government agency.
FEMA’s after-action report details how the agency’s warehouse on the island of Puerto Rico was nearly empty due to relief efforts from #HurricaneIrma when Maria made landfall last September. There were no cots or tarps and little food and water available to those who needed it, according to an article by EcoWatch. FEMA’s own report is described as a follow-up to the 2017 hurricane season.
Following the 2017 hurricane season, FEMA conducted an after-action review of the agency’s preparations for, immediate response to, and initial recovery operations for hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The 2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report captures transformative insights from a historic hurricane season that will help the Agency, the emergency management community, and the nation chart the path into the future. –FEMA’s After Action Report
If you’ve ever needed a reason to have some extra food and water stored just in case, maybe this is it. FEMA has proven time and time again that they simply cannot provide for most people, and those who rely on the government agency may suffer much more than those who prepare on their own for a SHTF scenario.
The FEMA report also finds that the agency was “severely understaffed” and relied on “underqualified” staffers, and that leadership lacked key information on the island’s infrastructure both before and after the storm. The report advises that communities and families in remote areas must prepare independently of the agency for future weather disasters because FEMA is unreliable and inadequate at dealing with much of anything, let alone a disaster situation. And let’s not forget that the #UnitedStates government is in a massive amount of debt, so FEMA, like all government programs and agencies, will eventually run out of money. 🖐🏾More in comments🏾 - 23 hours ago