San Juan mayor praises FEMA, begs for elimination of red tape

"The FEMA people are great - they're good people. They want to help," San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told ABC News. "But the chain of command needs to work a little faster for the people."
2:05 | 09/26/17

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This is in no way Reppas and it's it. Of what is it's out there is total devastation total annihilation people literally gasping for air. I personally have taken people and put them in ambulances. Because their generators run around and they're diesel they have no diesel I don't know why we haven't been able to get. Diesel into. Everybody's. Are you getting this unique act now. Now. I'm sorry that's not. We are getting help. And we. Appreciate it so you have no idea when settlers from the workers coming towards me just add to do general assessment right mind. They gave me this pin and I will Wear it for ever. They are good people. But the chain of command needs to work at a faster for the people a little less. War. What I call it SOP. Standard operating there's so whenever isn't charts have. Please let the team that people do their job and good people of. As we value our spines. This morning. And it's needed now. You. They're doing a good job that they want to do the job. Very here there are helping us with the logistics. And they aren't they want to deal. I guess what I'm asking the president is so I haven't. And two and two. Just that Carter cut through that wrecked me. So this isn't seen as they aren't job there's something that just makes parent looking there. Bring the people here doctors and nurses and X. But he can't be asking people to write memos and live for jets into. You can be saying well we haven't had any formal request. From the municipalities. Really. Watch the news.

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