Dem Senators Write DHS Calling For Accurate Hurricane Death Counts
Dem senators write DHS calling for accurate hurricane death counts
Top Democratic senators are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accurately provide death counts in Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
“We urge you to provide all necessary resources to confirm that storm-related deaths are being counted correctly,” the senators wrote in the letter to DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke.
The senators argued for an accurate death toll, saying the current count at 48 does not take into account what media reports say are about 450 more people who have died since the hurricane as well as 69 people who have been reported missing.
“The need for an accurate …