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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, Sep 20, 2018 at 04:43 PM PDT

A Year Later: A Look at Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath

A Year Later: A Look at Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico wreaking havoc across its terrain to such great proportions that very few storms throughout United States history provoked the level...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 05:52 AM PDT

A Year After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans Rebuild Amid Setbacks

A Year After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans Rebuild Amid Setbacks

There are still blue tarps on homes in Canóvanas, one of the Puerto Rican cities hardest hit by Hurricane Maria, Ramón A. Paez Marte told NBC News. Rebuilding his home has been a struggle, and getting...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 01:07 AM PDT

Death Tolls Often Rise Weeks After Storm Hits

Death Tolls Often Rise Weeks After Storm Hits

More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 05:55 PM PDT

Trump Denies 3,000 Puerto Rico Hurricane Deaths, Blames Dems

Trump Denies 3,000 Puerto Rico Hurricane Deaths, Blames Dems

President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:19 AM PDT

Puerto Rico Lacked Disaster Planning, Study Finds

Puerto Rico Lacked Disaster Planning, Study Finds

A new study offers a set of recommendations based on flaws exposed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, such as a lack of preparation for a massive natural disaster and a series of missteps in...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 03:18 PM PDT

Trump Says 'Fantastic Job' by US in PR Despite 3K Deaths

Trump Says 'Fantastic Job' by US in PR Despite 3K Deaths

President Donald Trump said he thinks the federal government did a "fantastic job in Puerto Rico" despite the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after Hurricane Maria. Trump told reporters at the White House...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 09:33 AM PDT

Omarosa: Trump Used 'Derogatory' Term for Puerto Ricans

Omarosa: Trump Used 'Derogatory' Term for Puerto Ricans

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says in her new book that President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, "referred to Puerto Ricans with derogatory terms many times," NBC News...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 02:22 AM PDT

FEMA Says It Didn't Treat Puerto Ricans Differently

FEMA Says It Didn't Treat Puerto Ricans Differently

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it didn't handle housing vouchers for displaced residents of Puerto Rico any differently from those of displaced Texas and Florida residents after last year's...

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 07:16 AM PDT

Puerto Rico Faces New Education Challenges After Maria

Puerto Rico Faces New Education Challenges After Maria

Roughly half a million Puerto Ricans have left the island in the past 10 years following the crippling financial crisis, resulting in a drop to the student population, NBC News reported. In the months after...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 09:13 AM PDT

Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria Death Toll May Be Higher

Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria Death Toll May Be Higher

Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria may have killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from...

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