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Half of Puerto Rico Is Without Electricity – While Crucial Equipment Hides in a Warehouse?

What’s going on?

Months after Hurricane Maria, close to half the population of Puerto Rico still doesn’t have electricity. Now, the governor of Puerto Rico wants the island’s public utility investigated after federal agents reported crucial rebuilding materials stashed away in a warehouse.

Transformers, metal sleeves and other key materials for rebuilding Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid were in the warehouse. FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stormed the warehouse to seize the equipment in an armed operation first reported by The Intercept.

And their excuse is … ?

PREPA, Puerto Rico’s public utility, has denied that it purposely kept back materials that were needed to rebuild.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said in a statement: “At a time when it is a priority to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, I have ordered a legal analysis of this matter so that the people can have the details related to these materials and their storage.”

Glenn’s take:

The federal government has been trying to help Puerto Rico, but sending supplies doesn’t help if they aren’t used properly. Corruption needs to be rooted out first.

“’America should do something’ – we did; it’s sitting in a warehouse,” Glenn said.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: The air was thick with tension as FEMA agents, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, and their armed security detail entered the warehouse.

They were on a mission to see if the rumors were true.

100 days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island, half the population is still living without electricity, despite the relief aid and construction materials that were sent to restore the electrical grid.

There was speculation that the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (or PREPA for short) had been hoarding these critical materials.

Once inside the warehouse, it was easy to see this was true. It was filled to the brim with equipment and resources.

That explained why FEMA agents were always so perplexed by the lack of construction materials.

PREPA received the equipment to rebuild, they just failed to do anything with it.

So while the people of Puerto Rico are forced to get by without life-saving electricity every day, their salvation has just been sitting in a warehouse.

It’s just another example of government inefficiency and idiocy at the expense of its citizens. How many lives could have been improved or even saved, if PREPA just did their job and distributed the materials?

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