I consider it a high priority to maintain the efficacy of our country's disaster recovery procedures, to help ensure the safety of the American people.
In 2017, this nation saw a very anemic response to disaster recovery from this Administration.
Four months ago, Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 hurricane, devastated the island of
Hurricane Maria halted production at
This year's flu season has been uncharacteristically aggressive, which makes the shortage of medical supplies caused by Hurricane Maria all the more problematic.
Saline solutions are fundamental to patient care in hospitals, as over 200 million IVs are administered annually in
Critical small-volume saline solutions include: (1) Sodium Chloride 0.9 percent a solution that is used to absorb and transport nutrients, maintain electrolyte balance, and maintain blood pressure, and (2) Dextrose 5 percent, a form of glucose injected into a vein through an IV to treat low blood sugar, insulin shock, and dehydration.
Had it not been for our allies allowing IV saline to be sent to the
The lack of response by this Administration to Hurricane Maria is another example of how this Administration is failing the American people.
Another example of the shameful disaster recovery response of this Administration is the handling of the Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the nine-county, 9,444 square mile
The effects of Hurricane Harvey have long outlasted the storm itself.
This Administration has not risen to the task of producing an effective recovery plan for the largest housing disaster to strike the
Hurricane Harvey damaged at least 203,000 homes, of which 12,700 were irreparably destroyed.
There are 18,000 families who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey still living in hotels and motels six months after the crisis, with no resolution in sight.
A staggering 889,425 people, post Hurricane Harvey, have registered for assistance with the
The first tranche of emergency funding approved by
Each of this President's immediate predecessors has had to navigate our nation through many disasters.
As we consider the President's assessment of the State of the Union, one fact has become abundantly clear: this Administration cannot handle disaster recovery.
This Administration's failure to effectively implement proper disaster recovery has left thousands of Americans with no clear path to reclaiming their lives.