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There is very little electricity, clean drinking water, or food in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria barreled over the island. But the spirit and resilience of the people is coming back to life through plena. NPR shares the story. Last... [Read More]
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Four weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, the island is still reeling from its effects. Gov. Ricardo Rossello was set to meet with President Donald Trump Thursday in an effort to secure up billions of dollars in relief for the island. [Read More]
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Two actors from the AMC-TV hit series "Breaking Bad" are hosting a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Bob Odenkirk, who played sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman in the series, is sponsoring a benefit event in Albuquerque where the show was filmed. He'll be joined by Steven Michael... [Read More]
Roughly 1,200 federal prisoners from Puerto Rico are being moved to Mississippi amid Hurricane Maria recovery. U.S. Court Clerk Arthur Johnston told The Clarion-Ledger that Mississippi has agreed to house the inmates at the federal correctional facility in Yazoo City. Johnston says other jurisdictions helped during Hurricane Katrina recovery and Mississippi is... [Read More]
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Recovery efforts are still underway in Puerto Rico nearly one month post-Maria. (CNN) [Read More]
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Puerto Ricans are still in need of aid nearly one month after Hurricane Maria's devastati... [Read More]
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The governor of Puerto Rico on Thursday said that residents of the island "need equal treatment" as those of Texas and Florida when it comes to the federal government's disaster response. Speaking to reporters before a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said, "We're all in this together: U.S. citizens in Texas. U.S. citizens in Florida. U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We need equal treatment. We need all of the resources so that we can get out of the emergency, and of course, the resources to rebuild stronger than ever."... [Read More]
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At White House meeting with president, Ricardo Rossello to relay US island territory's plight month after it was struck Hurricane Maria... [Read More]
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A decrepit grid and dire finances stand in the way. Long before Hurricane Maria ripped into Puerto Rico on September 20, it was clear that one of the island's greatest vulnerabilities was its decrepit, sagging power system almost entirely dependent on fossil fuels. Under the brute force of the Category 4 storm, the aging and poorly maintained power plants and transmission lines sustained such significant damage that nearly a month later, power has only been restored to 21 percent of the island. While relief staff on the ground are struggling to restore the system as quickly as... [Read More]
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A 12-year-old boy from the South Side is putting his passion for baking into an effort to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
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The Fluor Corporation has announced they were awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville (Alabama) Engineering Center to help restore electricity to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
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It's been a month since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and Samuel de Jesus still can't drive out of his isolated, blacked-out town. In fact, much of the US territory in the Caribbean is still a crippled mess four weeks after that fierce Category Four storm. The bridge connecting Rio Abajo to the rest of the island was swept away when Maria slammed the island on September 20. For two weeks Rio Abajo, located in a mountainous region in central-western Puerto Rico, was cut off and forgotten, without power or phone service. "We didn't know what to do.... [Read More]
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Veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are in Mayaguez, the far west of Puerto Rico, to do whatever they can to help after Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello plans to meet with President Donald Trump Thursday at the White House to discuss funding for the island after Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
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About 35% of Puerto Rico households don't have access to safe drinking water one month after Hurricane Maria, and 80% still have no power. Although nonprofits and US government agencies are providing aid, a public health crisis is emerging. [Read More]
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NBC 7's Nicole Gomez reports on how soldiers are helping flooding victims in Puerto Rico, weeks after Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
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with the help of some local sponsors - has taken his talents to Puerto Rico to help clean up after Hurricane Maria. "What I'm doing right now is working on mold, lead and asbestos remediation so people can get back into their homes after... [Read More]
In the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, an obscure law governing maritime commerce has grabbed national headlines: The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known colloquially as the Jones Act. After facing political pressure and at the request of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, on September 28, President Trump issued a 10-day waiver of the Act to ease shipping regulations on the island. That waiver expired last week. Many in Puerto Rico, along with members of the Puerto Rican diaspora living on the US mainland, argue that the statute is stifling aid by... [Read More]
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In just the blink of an eye, island life on Dominica was turned upside down. Like Puerto Rico, Dominica was violently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, and residents... [Read More]
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As the Cleveland Indians were getting set to play in the postseason, relief efforts were under way in Hurricane Maria's aftermath in Puerto Rico. The team worked quietly and efficiently. Here's how they were able to react as quickly as they did. [Read More]
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