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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

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 08:49 AM EDT

Army Corps Leaving PR With Hurricane Recovery Unfinished

Army Corps Leaving PR With Hurricane Recovery Unfinished

The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid, despite residents' fears that the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:14 AM EDT

Hurricanes Left Texas, PR Teens Scrambling for Normal

Hurricanes Left Texas, PR Teens Scrambling for Normal

Teenagers in southeastern Texas and central Puerto Rico have had their lives altered forever by the hurricanes that devastated the regions last year, NBC News reports. Students are saying goodbye to friends who...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:57 AM EDT

No Deeds, No Aid: PR Faces Home Reconstruction Challenge

No Deeds, No Aid: PR Faces Home Reconstruction Challenge

Miriam Medina's house in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, was "completely lost" following Hurricane Maria nearly eight months ago and she's lost count of all the times FEMA denied her individual assistance application...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:17 AM EDT

Puerto Rico Protests Against Austerity Measures Turn Violent

Puerto Rico Protests Against Austerity Measures Turn Violent

Thousands of Puerto Ricans marched Tuesday to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts as anger grows across the U.S. territory over looming austerity measures. The Labor Day...

Monday, Apr 30, 2018 at 06:04 AM EDT

US Pols Seek to Sway Arrivals From Puerto Rico Before Vote

US Pols Seek to Sway Arrivals From Puerto Rico Before Vote<br /><br />

A small street festival outside Miami features booths adorned with Puerto Rican flags. A band plays salsa music as vendors offer specialties from the Caribbean island such as rice with pork and chickpeas....

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 06:58 PM EDT

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 09:00 PM EDT

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 12:33 PM EDT

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 07:07 AM EDT

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 11:38 PM EDT

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...

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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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