Hurricane Maria

President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
September 13, 2018 - 9:36 am
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the widely accepted conclusion that nearly 3,000 died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him look bad...
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In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
August 28, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Danica Coto, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An estimated 2,975 people died in the six months after Hurricane Maria as a result of the storm, with the elderly and impoverished most affected, according to a long-awaited independent study ordered by the U.S. territory's government...
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In this June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File
August 09, 2018 - 9:56 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll. The government acknowledged the higher death toll with no fanfare in a report submitted to Congress this week in which it...
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Trees remained damaged and destroyed on the edge of a lake and blue FEMA tarps covered rooftops more than seven months after Hurricane Maria, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Villalba, Puerto Rico.
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Andrew Kramer
July 28, 2018 - 9:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been almost a year since Hurricanes Irma and Harvey — then followed by Hurricane Maria, which wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico. In an effort to see how recovery efforts are going, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is visiting Puerto Rico along with a congressional...
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Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen
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Hadas Kuznits
July 12, 2018 - 6:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Puerto Rican restaurant has opened at Reading Terminal Market. Luis Liciaga, co-owner of Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen , said Puerto Rican food is big on spices. "Not spicy hot, but it's very well-seasoned," he added. "All our meats are marinated. If we use a...
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Left to right, Liza Hernandez, Christine Gonzalez, Kahil Olmeda Gonzalez and dad David Olmeda, at the Super 8 motel in Kissimmee, Fla., on May 25, 2018. They are staying in motels after evacuating the island in the wake of hurricane Maria.
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July 01, 2018 - 8:36 am
By Nicole Chavez (CNN) -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Federal Emergency Management Agency from ending a housing assistance program for Puerto Rico residents displaced by Hurricane Maria. Nearly 1,800 Puerto Ricans were expected to move out Sunday from hotels on the island and the US...
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Puerto Rican hurricane survivors
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June 30, 2018 - 11:00 am
By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly 1,800 Puerto Ricans who survived Hurricane Maria will be forced to move out Sunday from hotels on the island and the US mainland, where they've lived rent-free on assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "After 10 months of providing emergency...
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Flag of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in front of Capitolio, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
June 28, 2018 - 1:06 pm
By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN (CNN) -- In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the island territory of Puerto Rico is making a new push to become a state within the next three years. Puerto Rico's representative in the House, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón introduced the bill Wednesday...
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Nerybelle Perez poses with a portrait of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurricane Maria passed.
AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
June 12, 2018 - 5:44 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest. Doctors near his small town sent him to Puerto Rico's main hospital for emergency surgery for an aortic aneurysm. But when the ambulance pulled into the parking lot in the...
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Hurricane Irma hits Miami
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
June 01, 2018 - 11:05 am
By Joe Reedy, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor and Legislature promised a dizzying array of fixes following the devastation of last year's hurricanes. But heading into a new storm season, the state has enacted only a few changes — the largest aimed at protecting seniors...
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