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Soldiers move boxes Soldiers assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, prepare to move boxes of disaster relief meals in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (Photo: Alex Flynn/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s warehouse on Puerto Rico was full of supplies for an event just like Hurricane Maria: a quarter-million meals, 718,370 liters of water, 4,422 cots and 13,272 tarps.

But a new report says FEMA removed most of those supplies just days before Maria hit, sending them to the U.S. Virgin Islands, which had just been struck by Hurricane Irma. By Sept. 15, FEMA had taken out 90% of the bottled water, 61% of the meals and 100% of the tarps and cots from its warehouse.

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