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FEMA Removed Puerto Rico Stats On The DL

Since Wednesday, FEMA announced that half of Puerto Ricans had access to clean drinking water and only five percent have electricity. Oddly enough, those stats were erased off of FEMA’S website come Thursday morning, according to The Washington Post

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló still has updates about these stats on his own site, www.status.pr. New information now says under 10 percent of people have electricity and 54.2 percent of people have access to drinking water. 

William Booher, a FEMA spokesman said, per the Post: “Our mission is to support the governor and his response priorities through the unified command structure to help Puerto Ricans recover and return to routines. Information on the stats you are specifically looking for are readily available,”

According to the site, nearly 14,000 federal workers are on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Trump has repeatedly pat himself on the back and has been constantly tweeting about how great of a job he’s doing. He noted the death toll to be much smaller than that of Katrina back in 2005, to much criticism. 

Puerto Rico, which already had weak power grids and infrastructure before the hurricane, was given generators for hospitals, government buildings, shelters and other important locations. There’s still no exact reason available for why FEMA would take down the statistics, but at least we can still keep up with Puerto Rico’s progress. 

Kayleen is a senior at Florida International University and is pursuing her dream career as a journalist. She is addicted to HGTV and original shows on Netflix. Proud of her Cuban heritage, she rocks hoop earrings and cannot go a day without her pastelitos. You can find her on Instagram as @Mongaleen or follow her Disney account @Disneyleen.