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Weeks After Maria, FEMA Still Distributing Basic Needs To Puerto Rico

Added: 19.10.2017 6:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

Steve Inskeep talks to FEMA coordinator Michael Byrne about the recovery effort in Puerto Rico as its governor is set to meet with President Trump. Byrne says more stores and gas stations are opening.


Puerto Rico by numbers, one month after Hurricane Maria hit

Added: 19.10.2017 6:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Here is a by numbers account of how things on Puerto Rico currently stand.


Raw: Puerto Rico Power Lines Inspected

Added: 19.10.2017 5:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority flew over eastern Puerto Rico to inspect power lines. Much of the island remains without electricity several weeks after Hurricane Maria struck. (Oct. 19)


Morning News Brief: Puerto Rico, Senate Health Care Plan

Added: 19.10.2017 5:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

President Trump welcomes the governor of Puerto Rico to the White House Thursday. A bipartisan bill in the Senate to help stabilize Affordable Care Act marketplaces is officially released on Thursday.


Trump's Approval For Hurricane Response Plunges 20 Points After Puerto Rico Storms

Added: 18.10.2017 23:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump’s approval rating for his handling of the response to hurricanes striking the U.S. has plummeted 20 points since Puerto Rico was devastated by back-to-back hurricanes last month, according to the latest CNN poll.


After Maria, José Andrés and his team have served more meals in Puerto Rico than the Red Cross

Added: 18.10.2017 23:26 | 1 views | 0 comments

A week ago, President Donald Trump issued a warning on Twitter: He could not keep the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the military and other first responders in Puerto Rico forever, he wrote. His tweet was quickly viewed by some as a threat that the government might abandon its own territory...


'Shrinking, shrinking, shrinking': Puerto Rico faces demographic disaster as it struggles to rebuild

Added: 18.10.2017 22:42 | 1 views | 0 comments

Long before the winds of Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico, another disaster had been wrenching and scattering the lives of island residents.
During the decade before Maria, economic decline and depopulation, a slower-moving catastrophe, had been taking a staggering toll: The number of residents...


Puerto Rico's leaders plea for help amid historic blackout

Added: 18.10.2017 20:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

Most of Puerto Rico has been in the dark since mid-September. Officials estimate it could take another 8 months for the power grid to be fully operational. Meanwhile, leaders are pleading for lifesaving help.


1 million Americans without drinking water

Added: 18.10.2017 19:38 | 1 views | 0 comments

After Hurricane Maria toppled the bridge that connects him to the rest of civilization and ripped the roof and walls off his house here in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, Ramón Sostre raised a weathered American flag above the wreckage.


Mississippi to take in 1,200 prisoners from hurricane-scarred Puerto Rico

Added: 18.10.2017 19:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. Court Clerk Arthur Johnston said Mississippi agreed to house the prisoners in the aftermath of the hurricane devastation.


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