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San Juan mayor slams FEMA

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz early Sunday went after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), claiming it has not responded to recent requests for help as Puerto Rico recovers from Hurricane Maria.

“Power collapses in San Juan hospital with 2 patients being transferred out. Have requested support from @FEMA_Brock NOTHING! @cnnbrk,” Cruz wrote in one tweet.

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“Power collapses in San Juan hospital with 4 patients now being transferred out. Have requested support from FEMA. NOTHING! @DavidBegnaud,” she wrote in another to a CBS reporter, in an apparent attempt to call attention to circumstances on the United States territory. 

FEMA Administrator Brock Long responded to Cruz’s criticisms during an appearance on a Sunday show, saying the agency “filtered out the mayor a long time ago.”

“We don’t have time for the political noise,” Long said.

“As far as the political noise, we filter that out, keep our heads down and continue to make progress and push forward restoring essential functions for Puerto Rico,” he later added.

The Trump administration has come under scrutiny in recent weeks over its response to the two hurricanes that ravaged Puerto Rico last month, with critics like Cruz calling it "inefficient."