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1/ I've responded to mult major disasters in remote places. #PuertoRico qualifies as remote due to island nature, limited ports &...
2/ ...infrastructure. #Trump comments aside, in cases like this amateurs talk tactics, like "why didn't the whole military go there to...
3/ ...help" Pros talk logistics. And it is lack of logistical capabilities that is slowing response there. Supplies are piling up at the...
4/ ...ports but can't be distributed w/o expert longshoremen to move it. Same w/ aid coming in via airlift. Absent trucks and truckers,...
5/ ...you can't distribute it. And you can't simply magic some mythical military ability to put hundreds or thousands of vehicles into a...
6/ ...devastated area. We often had to commandeer local vehicles and even then gas and ruined roads slow that limited ability down.
7/ Moving one major military unit w/ all vehicles and the ability to self support often takes months and that is when there are ope
8/ rational facilities at the receiving end to unload and allow them to move out. Those things are gone in #PuertoRico and i don't blame...
9/ ...PR National Guard or union workers for not showing up when their own families and neighborhoods need them. But it's a fact they...
10/ ...have not. Less than half of activated Natl Guard troops have showed up and the ports and distribution networks are largely unmanned.
11/ This means the local support network in non-existent and new ones don't spring up instantly just because people are suffering.
12/ Since the true devastation was seen all parts of the govt and private sectors are working to get help to the afflicted.
13/ So let's get back to the same spirit of the previous two hurricanes and work together
This is exactly what I'm talking about

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