Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria may put 5,000 businesses out of business in Puerto Rico

It’s been 60 days since Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico and the unincorporated U.S. territory is still far from recovery. Estimates by one financial services firm that provides Small Business Administration-backed loans is estimating that more than 5,000 businesses there will go out of …

Small Business

Puerto Ricans protest in Washington at size of hurricane aid package

Protesters have gathered in front of the US Capitol asking for more federal support for Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.<p>Critics argue that not enough money has been appropriated to deal with disaster relief on the debt-burdened US territory.<p>The White House has sent Congress a 44 billion …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico two months after Maria: 5 essential reads

<i>Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of stories from The Conversation’s archive.</i><p>On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico. The …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico Could Use Some More Big Government

Army engineers are working hard at hurricane cleanup. But citizens are disillusioned with Washington and San Juan.<p>You can’t blame Ana Rodriguez for feeling bitter.<p>In her hillside home in Cidra, Puerto Rico, a mountain town south of San Juan, she relies on a generator and doesn’t think she’ll have …

Business

Puerto Rico's Hurricane Death Toll Much Higher Than the Official Count

The numbers don't add up. While the government of Puerto Rico reports 55 people died from Hurrican Maria, the Center for Investigative Journalism …

Liberal View

When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

These days, Puerto Rico's monumental power restoration effort involves helicopters dropping 100-foot towers into the mountains and a "big dance" of crews, equipment and expertise from several agencies and companies. But progress has been slow and that dance has been a complicated and tedious one on …

News (U.S.)

10 of the Most Dramatic Images From the National Weather Service Final Report on Hurricane Maria

<b>Story Highlights</b><p>The National Weather Service in San Juan has issued its final report on Hurricane Maria.<p>These are some of the most startling maps and …

Weather

‘Seeing’ Nature’s Voice — NOVA Next

Jan Paul Zegarra points toward a mound of dried dirt that is home of thousands of fire ants, each one with a dark ruby tail containing a stinger and …

Nature

FEMA contracts with company to send junk food aid to Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico

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Liberal View

Top Colleges Are Offering Free Tuition to Puerto Rican Students Affected by Hurricane Maria

As Puerto Rico struggles to get back on its feet after the catastrophic damages caused by back-to-back Hurricanes, some educational institutions have stepped in to provide a second chance to some college students.<p>MORE: Here's How You Can Help Hurricane Maria Victims & Rebuild Puerto Rico<p>NYU has …

Education

Documents: Puerto Rico utility ignored advice on repair deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing an expanded contract worth $300 million with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid, newly released documents show.<p>The law firm, Greenberg Traurig, recommended that the …

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

Did you work through Harvey? Your company could be eligible for a tax credit

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, Houstonians are working hard to get back on our feet. As we move forward into a remediation phase, we …

Hurricane Harvey

How my small hospital in rural Puerto Rico survived Hurricane Maria

A small hospital in rural Puerto Rico survived Hurricane Maria and is coping with its aftermath — without help from the state or federal government.

Hurricanes

Opinion: How my small hospital in rural Puerto Rico survived Hurricane Maria

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, I wasn’t sure how well my hospital, Castañer General Hospital, would survive the howling, 150-mph …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Actual Death Toll

Early last month, President Trump visited Puerto Rico on a trip designed to signal the federal government’s recognition of the unfolding catastrophe from Hurricane Maria. When the hurricane crashed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, it cut off electricity to nearly all of the island’s 3.4 million …

Opinion

The Situation In Puerto Rico Is Still Dire — Here's Why

It's easy to imagine the lush splendor of Carlos Giovannetti's farm before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September. Giovannetti was a …

Puerto Rico

Thousands Of Puerto Ricans Are Still In Shelters. Now What?

For Yamyria Morales, her baby daughter and 2 year old son Jonael, home for now is a couple of cots in an elementary school gymnasium in Vega Alta, an hour west of San Juan.<p>"I've lost track of when I arrived here," Morales says. "It's been really hard."<p>Morales, a 25-year-old single mom, came to the …

News (U.S.)

Maria One Month Later, Red Cross Help Continues in Puerto Rico

Nestled high in the mountains of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, the old-timers in Barrio Barranca told American Red Cross volunteers they’ve never seen …

Puerto Rico

Chicago Center Welcomes Hurricane Maria Evacuees

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — Thousands of families are still in flux some seven weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.<p>And as CBS 2’s Sandra Torres …

Hurricanes

Recovering from hurricane Maria: How this community is redefining resilience

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Good News

Puerto Ricans are suffering from depression, anxiety, and paranoia in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Public health officials are warning that Puerto Rico is teetering of the edge of a "full-fledged mental health crisis" stemming from the trauma of …

New York Times

In Puerto Rico, The Crisis After Hurricane Maria Is Taxing Residents' Mental Health

Most of the island of Puerto Rico is still in the dark since hurricane Maria struck the island in September. Beyond the physical damage and the slow recovery, Puerto Ricans are accessing the psychological toll from a devastating storm.

News (U.S.)

Puerto Rico hurricane victims still without power—here’s how you can help - News - Alternative Press

<i>[Photo by: CNN/Twitter]</i><p>It's been a little over seven weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. Half the island is still without power while …

Caribbean

In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Hurricane Maria

MIAMI -- The arrival of more than than 130,000 Puerto Ricans in Florida since Hurricane Maria has some officials anticipating a political shakeup in …

Canadian News

Puerto Rico's hard road to recovery after Hurricane Maria

<b>The small village of Toa Alta in the centre of Puerto Rico was right in the middle of Hurricane Maria's path.</b><p>The level of destruction here is astonishing. Virtually nothing remains standing. Shoes, plates and items of clothing are scattered where homes once stood.<p>Thirty-year-old Jose Nieves and his …

News

17 Moments We'll Never Forget About the 2017 Hurricane Season

<b>Story Highlights</b><p>The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season had numerous deadly and record-breaking tropical cyclones.<p>Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria …

Weather

Hurricane Maria devastation prompts Ocean XPRIZE rethink

<b>September's Hurricane Maria has disrupted a major competition to find innovative ways to map the seafloor.</b><p>The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE was due to hold a demonstration of new robotic systems off Puerto Rico.<p>But September's huge Atlantic storm caused extensive damage to the US territory's …

Puerto Rico

Over 139,000 Puerto Ricans Have Arrived in Florida Since Hurricane Maria

MIAMI — The amount of Puerto Ricans pouring into the state of Florida since Hurricane Maria tore through the island has reached more than 139,000, according to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office.<p>The devastation caused by the hurricane has uprooted entire families whose lives have been thrown into …

Caribbean

7 weeks after Hurricane Maria, San Juan is still without power, mayor says

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin traveled to Puerto Rico to take a closer look at what recovery efforts have achieved in the seven weeks following …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Government Admits The Death Rate Rose After Maria, But Still Won’t Say It Was A Result Of The Hurricane

The average daily number of deaths in September increased sharply during and after Hurricane Maria, but officials still won't connect it to the storm.<p>The number of daily deaths in Puerto Rico rose sharply in the days after Hurricane Maria made landfall, government officials said Wednesday, though …

Long-form Journalism