San Juan mayor's complaints dismissed as 'political noise' by FEMA chief

The head of FEMA says he has "filtered out" the San Juan mayor's complaints.

Cruz continued her criticism in a tweet this morning, claiming that San Juan had requested support from FEMA following power outages but had received “nothing,” and that the U.S. government “does not want to help.”

Long said FEMA is flying patients from Puerto Rican hospitals without power to a massive Naval hospital ship, the U.S.N.S. Comfort docked at San Juan.

He added that in regard to ongoing work to restore Puerto Rico's power grid, "we're restringing a very fragile system every day. As we make progress, simple thunderstorms pass through, knock the progress out."

“Money’s not the issue. Congress has been on top of that working with us,” Long said.

"In regards to resources, of course we're strained," Long said.

He said, however, he is confident in FEMA’s relief efforts to respond to the latest storm as it heads through the U.S., saying, “The bottom line is, is that we're positioned to support Nate very well.”

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