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 can puerto rico recover from maria before the next storm hits
can puerto rico recover from maria before the next storm hits?

With hurricane season again approaching, the island’s health-care infrastructure remains brittle.

puerto rico toll hits 44 as governor asks congress for more aid

The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has risen to 44 three weeks after the storm ripped through the island, Governor Ricardo Rossello said Wednesday.

presstv-roofs lifted off houses as hurricane maria batters us territory

Men walk past damaged homes after the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the US territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the storm's death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 10.

lin-manuel miranda is taking hamilton (and himself!) to puerto rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda is definitely not throwing away his shot when it comes to helping out in the wake of Hurricane Maria: He's bringing Hamilton to Puerto Rico, and he's also going to be taking the stage in the role he originated for the first time since he left its Broadway run. Playbillreports that Hamilton will be mounted at San Juan's Teatro UPR from January 8–27, 2018. Miranda has turned his social media feeds into fundraising vehicles for the Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS fund in the wake of the devastating storm, and assembled a star-studded crew for "Almost Like Praying," his benefit track featuring Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, and more.In a statement, Miranda shared that bringing his smash musical to Puerto Rico was a dream he's held onto since Hamilton first opened at New York's Pub

new leptospirosis deaths recorded in puerto rico

The federal disaster response in Puerto Rico is now in its eighth week, and reporters have continued to question the official count of people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria. The official count has been under intense scrutiny since Buzzfeed reported last month that government officials, in the immediate aftermath of the storm, approved the cremation of 911 bodies, none of which were reflected in the official death toll. Those people were all judged to have died of natural causes having nothing to do with the storm, despite the fact that Puerto Rico’s medical examiner reviewed only medical records, not the bodies themselves.Now the Associated Press reports that the average number of deaths each day in Puerto Rico rose sharply after the storm. From AP’s report:The pace of deaths quic

puerto rico faces more floods after maria 'obliteration'

Puerto Rico grappled with the prospect of more flooding on top of an island-wide power outage following Hurricane Maria as the death toll from the powerful storm hit 21. President Donald Trump declared Puerto Rico a disaster zone and said Maria had "obliterated" the US territory of 3.4 million people.Governor Ricardo Rossello called Maria the most devastating storm in a century and said the island suffered a total breakdown of its electricity and telecommunications infrastructure.Rossello warned that expected heavy rainfall over the next few days could cause deadly flooding and mudslides.Related ReadingHurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic as Category Three storm brings heavy rain and high windsHurricane Maria lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds after directl

half of puerto rico customers without power 3 months after maria

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico authorities say nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria.Officials said Friday that 55 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers have power. It is the first time the government has given that statistic since the Category 4 storm hit on Sept. 20 with winds of up to 154 mph. It has previously reported power generation, which stands at nearly 70 percent of pre-storm levels.Power company spokesman Geraldo Quinones told The Associated Press that the damage was severe and a lot of work remains.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has said the entire island will have power by May.

puerto rico raises hurricane maria death toll to 48 - the honolulu advertiser

Ducks perch on the branch of a tree next to a home destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico>> Authorities in Puerto Rico raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria by 3 to 48 on Saturday based on a review of medical records.Start the conversation, or Read more at The Honolulu Advertiser.

irma hits puerto rico before florida: what to know

Hurricane Irma, which is barreling through the Caribbean, hit Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon. The Category 5 storm, recorded to be the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, crossed the U.S. Virgin Islands and moved toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic Haiti and Cuba. Here's what to know about the hurricane and its impact on Puerto Rico:When will Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico?Irma, described as "extremely dangerous," brushed against the northeast part of Puerto Rico with sustained winds of 185 mph Wednesday. As of early Wednesday afternoon, Irma was 90 miles east of San Juan and heading westward at 16 mph."We have to prepare for the worst," Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello told the Associated Press. "If we don't, it could be devastating."According to the National Weather S

daddy yankee asks nyc fans for hurricane maria relief donations for puerto rico

In light of Puerto Rico's catastrophic flooding and island-wide power outages caused by Hurricane Maria, Daddy Yankee is urging his fans to help those who have been affected by the storm."#NYC please bring tonight bottles of water, diapers, batteries! At my concert at the @FordAmpConey #ConeyIsland let's support my island," the Puerto Rican superstar wrote on Twitter, adding an emoji of Puerto Rico's flag.On Sept. 19, before Hurricane Maria made landfall, he sent a message of love to his home, saying Puerto Rico "contigo en mi" heart.Daddy Yankee is performing at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in New York Thursday night (Sept. 21) before heading to Illinois (Chicago on Sept. 22) and Connecticut (Mashantucket on Sept. 23).

donald trump: puerto rico's debt should be 'wiped out'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that "you can say goodbye" to Puerto Rico's crushing public debt, as the territory faces a difficult recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Maria."We have to look at their whole debt structure," Trump told Geraldo Rivera in an interview on Fox News. Asked about the administration's commitment to help rebuild the battered island, Trump said Puerto Rico owes "a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street, and we're going to have to wipe that out.""I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs, but whoever it is, you can wave goodbye to that," he continued, citing Puerto Rico's "massive" debt without elaborating on a relief plan.Trump also responded to criticism of his administration's disaster response efforts in the storm-ravaged territory, where at least 34 peo

trump tweets about puerto rico's debt after hurricane maria

President Donald Trump posted a trio of tweets Monday night that appeared to center on Puerto Rico's fiscal debt, as the devastated U.S. territory struggles to recover from powerful Hurricane Maria.After commending the recovery of Texas and Florida — which were lashed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively — Trump tweeted Monday: "Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble."Trump continued, "It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with.""Food, water and medical are top priorities - and doing well," Trump added.Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico since 1928,

presstv-trump criticized for ignoring puerto rico

A house destroyed by hurricane winds is seen in Toa Baja, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 24, 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria. (AFP)The US territory of Puerto Rico has been hit hard by Hurricane Maria. Authorities in Washington are under fire over their slow response to the crisis. President Trump has been criticized for ignoring the plights of Puerto Rico residents.   

hurricane maria death toll rises to 17

Hurricane Maria has left further devastation in its wake after hitting Puerto Rico. Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic and continued to dump heavy rain on the US territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed a total of 17 people and devastated several small islands, including St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and Dominica.Related ReadingHurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic as Category Three storm brings heavy rain and high windsHurricane Maria lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds after directly hitting Puerto Rico sparking severe flooding and power outages.Hurricane Maria following Irma's path: US

puerto rico's death toll from hurricane maria rises to 34

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — The governor of Puerto Rico says the official death toll from Hurricane Maria has been increased to 34 from 16.Gov. Ricardo Rossello also says he believes the hurricane caused $90 billion in damage across the island.The governor made the announcement at a news conference following U.S. President Donald Trump's short visit to the U.S. territory to assess the storm's impact.During his stop, Trump congratulated Puerto Ricans for avoiding a high death toll of "a real catastrophe like Katrina." As many as 1,800 people died in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina breached levees protecting New Orleans

'nothing short of a major disaster': hurricane maria death toll rises to 17

Hurricane Maria has left further devastation in its wake after hitting Puerto Rico. Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic and continued to dump heavy rain on the US territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed a total of 17 people and devastated several small islands, including St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and Dominica.Related ReadingHurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic as Category Three storm brings heavy rain and high windsHurricane Maria lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds after directly hitting Puerto Rico sparking severe flooding and power outages.Hurricane Maria following Irma's path: US

'nothing short of a major disaster': hurricane maria death toll rises to 17

Hurricane Maria has left further devastation in its wake after hitting Puerto Rico. Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic and continued to dump heavy rain on the US territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed a total of 17 people and devastated several small islands, including St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and Dominica.Related ReadingHurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic as Category Three storm brings heavy rain and high windsHurricane Maria lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds after directly hitting Puerto Rico sparking severe flooding and power outages.Hurricane Maria following Irma's path: US

donald trump: puerto rico's debt should be 'wiped out'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that "you can say goodbye" to Puerto Rico's crushing public debt, as the territory faces a difficult recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Maria."We have to look at their whole debt structure," Trump told Geraldo Rivera in an interview on Fox News. Asked about the administration's commitment to help rebuild the battered island, Trump said Puerto Rico owes "a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street, and we're going to have to wipe that out.""I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs, but whoever it is, you can wave goodbye to that," he continued, citing Puerto Rico's "massive" debt without elaborating on a relief plan.Puerto RicoPuerto Rico's Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Rises to 34Puerto RicoPuerto Rico's Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Rises to 34T

hurricane maria: what to know about puerto rico's blackout

On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico directly, landing as a Category 4 hurricane in the town of Yabucoa with sustained winds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). The storm destroyed hundred of homes and knocked out power across the island, reports the Associated Press (AP). Ricardo Rossello, the island's governor, has imposed a daily curfew between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. through Saturday to allow for recovery operations.The entire island is now in a total blackout as a result of the storm, with recovery in some parts not expected for an extended period of time. "Once we're able to go outside, we're going to find our island destroyed," warned Abner Gomez, the island's emergency management director, according to AP. Here's what you need to know.What happened?Power was gradually knocked out as Ma

puerto rico before and after hurricane maria: satellite photos

Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the Department of Energy reports that almost all of the island's 1.57 million residents are still without electricity. Maria, which directly hit the island as a Category 4 hurricane in the early hours of Sept. 20, caused widespread damage to the territory's aging power grid. By evening, most of the island was in complete darkness.The blackout is partially due to the island's aging infrastructure. Its power plants are 44 years old on average, compared with the industry average of 18 years. In a report in April, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority — Puerto Rico's only power supplier — noted that "years of under-investment have led to severe degradation of infrastructure."To get a sense for how devastating Puerto Rico's po

hurricane maria thrashes dominican republic as category three storm brings heavy

Hurricane Maria lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds after directly hitting Puerto Rico sparking severe flooding and power outages. Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island.Maria has killed at least 10 people as it raged through the Caribbean region, the second major hurricane to do so this month.It ripped roofs off almost all structures on the island country of Dominica, where seven people were confirmed dead and the number is expected to climb when searches resume at daybreak.Related reading'Potentially catastrophic': Hurricane Maria slams US Virgin Islands as Puerto R

hurricane maria thrashes dominican republic as category three storm brings heavy

Hurricane Maria lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds after directly hitting Puerto Rico sparking severe flooding and power outages. Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island.Maria has killed at least 10 people as it raged through the Caribbean region, the second major hurricane to do so this month.It ripped roofs off almost all structures on the island country of Dominica, where seven people were confirmed dead and the number is expected to climb when searches resume at daybreak.Related reading'Potentially catastrophic': Hurricane Maria slams US Virgin Islands as Puerto R

hurricane maria thrashes dominican republic as category three storm brings heavy

Hurricane Maria lashed the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds after directly hitting Puerto Rico sparking severe flooding and power outages. Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island.Maria has killed at least 10 people as it raged through the Caribbean region, the second major hurricane to do so this month.It ripped roofs off almost all structures on the island country of Dominica, where seven people were confirmed dead and the number is expected to climb when searches resume at daybreak.Related reading'Potentially catastrophic': Hurricane Maria slams US Virgin Islands as Puerto R

puerto rico tries to recover with little help from u.s.

MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive in the tropical heat.Valentin and her husband say they have not seen anyone from the Puerto Rican government, much less the Federal Emergency Management Agency, since the storm tore up the island Sept. 20, killing at least 16 people and leaving nearly all 3.4 million people in Puerto Rico without power and most without water."People say FEMA is going to help us," Valentin said Tuesday as she showed Associated Press journalists around the sodde

presstv-puerto rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

The death toll of hurricane Maria, which barreled Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes and devastated economies, has climbed to 43. Secretary of public affairs and public policy, Ramon Rosario, also told reporters on Tuesday that only 16 percent of electricity service was restored.Rosario added that the death toll had increased from 39 which was previously reported.  Of the four newly reported deaths, one was a person who died of infection, another was killed in a car accident caused by road damage and a third died when a damaged roof fell on him while he was clearing debris from a road. The secretary did not give details of the fourth death.Debris and garbage produced by the passing of Hurricane Maria are dumped in a field in Toa Baja, Puerto Ri

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