Hurricane Fiona live updates: After Dominican Republic landfall, storm moves north

Top officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are pledging a more effective response to Hurricane Fiona than five years ago, when the agency acknowledged systemic failures in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

“There’s a lot of progress we’ve made to make FEMA better positioned for this response, with our partners in Puerto Rico, than we were for Maria,” Keith Turi, FEMA’s assistant administrator for recovery, said in an interview. “We’ve got 10 times more food and water and three times more generators on the island today than we did before Maria.”

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