Government Failed to Distribute Water After Hurricane

Frustrating.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said this week that millions of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria have been left undistributed at an airport in Puerto Rico for more than a year.

CBS News journalist David Begnaud reported on Wednesday that FEMA acknowledged that loads of water bottles were brought to the island in 2017 in the wake of the hurricane and that it turned them over to the “central government.”

However, a photographer working for a Puerto Rican police agency, Abdiel Santana, noticed that the water was still sitting at the airport runway one year later, according to Begnaud.

“FEMA says the water, and we’re talking what could be millions of bottles of water were brought to the island by FEMA last year. FEMA tells me the water was turned over to the central government,” Begnaud said in a video posted on Twitter Wednesday night.