The Federal Emergency Management Agency website abruptly removed statistics on how many Puerto Ricans have access to clean drinking water and electricity as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. Jillian Kitchener reports.
Key metrics SUDDENLY GONE from FEMA's website include how many Puerto Ricans have access to both drinking water and electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Those stats WERE available on FEMA.gov, Wednesday… but by Thursday morning, they were gone. THE MOVE RAISING QUESTIONS AS THE WHITE HOUSE FACES CRITICISM OVER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE CATASTROPHE. And statements such as this: 'It is really a good news story' FEMA spokesman William Booher said both measures were still readily available on a website maintained by the office of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello… although Booher didn't address WHY the stats were removed from FEMA's page. According Rossello's Spanish website, 54.2 percent of Puerto Ricans have access to drinking water and JUST 9.2 percent have POWER. FEMA's SITE is now reporting that there are 14,000 federal workers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands… and that all federally maintained ports are open or open with restrictions. President Donald Trump has continued to assert that his government is doing a quote 'great job' with their response to the crisis. But across Puerto Rico, where food, water and fuel are still scarce, residents say they still have not been visited by Puerto Rican government or federal workers.