FEMA was vastly unprepared for Puerto Rico hurricane, report says
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s plans for a crisis in Puerto Rico were based on a focused disaster such as a tsunami, not a major hurricane devastating the whole island.
The agency vastly underestimated how much food and fresh water it would need, and how hard it would be to get other supplies to the island. And when the killer storm did come, FEMA’s warehouse in Puerto Rico was nearly empty.
Those and other shortcomings are detailed in a report assessing the agency’s response to the 2017 storm season, when three major hurricanes slammed the United States in quick succession.