PUERTO RICO IS STILL STRUGGLING
One of the disaster relief workers told us that the US Military has been helping and even preventing some of the supplies from being taken by what the people believed were FEMA workers. One airplane hangar full of pallets of water was about to be “co-opted,” when the owner of the pallets realized that he had been re-directed to the wrong hangar. As he found the correct one, three USAF servicemen came with him and prevented the FEMA workers from loading them up and taking them to an undisclosed location.
We will continue to follow this situation in Part II, as well as numerous reports of blocking supplies from getting to the needed areas. Absolutely, there are people being helped daily on the island by groups on the ground. There simply appears to be some giant sized holes in the process.
This is the first in a series of articles by Faye Higbee on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.