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Puerto Rico Recovers After Maria

Puerto Rico Recovers After Maria

Complete coverage of relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 03:58 PM PDT

Power Restored to Those Hit by Puerto Rico Blackout

Power Restored to Those Hit by Puerto Rico Blackout

Puerto Rico's power company said Thursday that it has restored electricity to all customers affected by an island-wide blackout that was caused by an excavator hitting a transmission line, but tens of thousands...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM PDT

Excavator Blamed for Island-Wide Blackout in Puerto Rico

Excavator Blamed for Island-Wide Blackout in Puerto Rico

An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 09:33 AM PDT

US Awards $18.5 Billion in Recovery Grants for Puerto Rico

US Awards $18.5 Billion in Recovery Grants for Puerto Rico

The U.S. government is awarding $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico for its housing, infrastructure and economic development needs after Hurricane Maria. The U.S. Department of...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 04:07 AM PDT

FEMA Faulted For Failed Hurricane Aid by Florida Company

FEMA Faulted For Failed Hurricane Aid by Florida Company

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 08:38 PM PDT

Puerto Rico to Close 283 Schools Amid Sharp Enrollment Drop

Puerto Rico to Close 283 Schools Amid Sharp Enrollment Drop

Puerto Rico's Department of Education announced Thursday that it will close 283 schools this summer following a sharp drop in enrollment amid the island's long economic slump and the continued departure of...

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 at 03:55 AM PDT

Emails Show FEMA Silent Amid Chaos After Hurricane Maria

Emails Show FEMA Silent Amid Chaos After Hurricane Maria

As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and...

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 at 02:34 PM PDT

Needs Go Unmet 6 Months After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

Needs Go Unmet 6 Months After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to...

Friday, Mar 16, 2018 at 03:58 AM PDT

6 Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Pleads for Help

6 Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Pleads for Help

Hurricane Maria shredded the electric poles in the plantain farming town of Corozal high in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, leaving tens of thousands of people without power or running water. Desperate,...

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 at 04:54 AM PDT

Celebrity Chef Feeds Puerto Ricans During Maria Recovery

Celebrity Chef Feeds Puerto Ricans During Maria Recovery

It’s been nearly six months since Hurricane Maria barrelled through Puerto Rico, and families continue to put their lives back together, with some still doing it in the dark. Three million people were left...

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 at 04:26 AM PST

Puerto Ricans Still Stranded in Hotels 6 Months After Storm

Puerto Ricans Still Stranded in Hotels 6 Months After Storm

Nearly six months after the storm, almost 10,000 Puerto Ricans scattered across 37 states and the U.S. territory still receive temporary housing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That help...

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Here is complete coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a Category 4 storm which devastated the U.S. territory.
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