"You know, we've got food, shelter, health and medical, power and fuel, communications, transportation, hazardous waste", he told reporters on a conference call on Hurricane Lane preparations last month. "Everybody should get out".
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has been a vocal critic of the administration's handling of the storm, cast blame on the federal government for failing to provide adequate assistance in the aftermath of the storm. Mandatory evacuation orders were given to coastal portions of the states of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. "It's tremendously big and tremendously wet".
The storm, which is forecast to make landfall from late Thursday to early Friday, will bring "copious amounts of rainfall", explained Long, predicting 51 to 76 centimeters ( 20-30 inches ) of rain that also would hit the central portions of Virginia, as well as the state of West Virginia, which already are soaked by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon.
"The power is going to be off for weeks", warned Long, adding that the hazards will be statewide.
The massive hurricane, now a category 4, is forecast to hit the Carolinas with winds potentially reaching 130 miles per hour.
Hurricane Florence is on its way to the East Coast. Much of the USA territory was without power for weeks.
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Later, asked by the BBC whether he wanted the European Union to have superpower status, Juncker was cautious in his language. Juncker expressed his disapproval of those who pursued unilateral actions, waging trade and currency wars.
The island's Secretary of the Department of Public Security, Héctor M. Pesquera, said in a statement that "the Government of Puerto Rico never received the water from FEMA for distribution during the emergency, and it was not until April 2018 that we were notified of its availability". "Shame on President Trump".
"We made a lot of changes in real time in addition to the high-level efforts that we learned through our after-action process".
Photos show what may be millions of water bottles, meant for victims of Hurricane Maria, sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico.
But perhaps worst of all is the fact that Trump is using words like "tremendous" and "success" to describe a response to a storm that ultimately killed nearly 3,000 people, more than the roughly 1,800 killed by Hurricane Katrina and about the same number of people who were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Nervous officials also are keeping an eye on a third Atlantic storm, Helene, but it is not expected to have an impact on land in the coming days as it moves north over open water.