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FEMA says it underestimated the devastation Hurricane Maria would have on Puerto Rico

CBS News Friday, 13 July 2018
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News video: FEMA Admits Response To Puerto Rico Was Inadequate

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Alvin Baez / Reuters An internal assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has found that the agency was woefully unprepared to deal with a set of storms of the size and strength of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the last of which devastated Puerto Rico in 2017. FEMA's own findings...

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