IG Report: FEMA Mismanaged Puerto Rico Aid After Hurricanes Irma, Maria

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mishandled the distribution of aid in Puerto Rico after two devastating 2017 hurricanes, the agency’s Office of Inspector General said in a report released Thursday.

In the report, the watchdog said goods could take an average of more than two months to reach the island. FEMA lost track of close to 40 percent of shipments to Puerto Rico, according to the report, and nearly all of the shipments were food and water.

The goods shipments were delayed 71 days for water and 59 days for food, according to the report.”

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill October 1, 2020.