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

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The report found Puerto Rico's emergency-supply warehouses were almost empty when Hurricane Maria hit in October, without things like cots or tarps, because numerous supplies had been rerouted to the U.S. Virgin Islands. "Texas, we have been given A-plusses for".

"During our broader study, we found that many physicians were not oriented in the appropriate certification protocol", according to the report from the researchers at GWU.

A sweeping report from George Washington University released last month estimated there were 2,975 "excess deaths" in the six months after the storm made landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017. Florida, we've been given A-plusses for.

Trump said that unrelated deaths were added to inflate the number.

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Trump said Tuesday that Tropical Storm Isaac, which had been downgraded from hurricane status overnight, now poses a threat to Puerto Rico.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a statement on Wednesday said it, "purchased the water as part of its supplies and determined there was a surplus" before making the water "available to any agency that needed it".

A photo showing the bottles in boxes and covered in a blue tarp on a runway in Ceiba was shared widely on social media Tuesday evening.

"The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous".

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Trump said Tuesday, "I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful". According to an annual United Nations report, "State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World", 821 million people went hungry a year ago.

While defending the handling of the previous storm, he urged caution in regards to the new one bearing down on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. "We are sparing no expense".

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the mid-Atlantic, the President boldly declares that the country is "ready for it". 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.

Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 1 to 2½ feet (0.3 to 0.8 meters) of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.

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