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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

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 08:24 AM EDT

Remote Puerto Rico Town Gets New Bridge, But Still Struggles

Remote Puerto Rico Town Gets New Bridge, But Still Struggles

One year ago, the mountain town of Utuado, Puerto Rico was left isolated after the only bridge connecting the town to civilization was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. News 4's Darlene Rodriguez returns to the...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 06:41 AM EDT

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rican Kidney Patients Fear Death

 A Year After Maria, Puerto Rican Kidney Patients Fear Death

As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out. In the beginning, 15 passengers flew from Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland — refugees from Hurricane Maria. The storm had ruined...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 06:34 AM EDT

How Puerto Rico's Most Vulnerable Died After Hurricane Maria

How Puerto Rico's Most Vulnerable Died After Hurricane Maria

Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and...

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 07:43 PM EDT

A Year Later: A Look at Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath

A Year Later: A Look at Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico wreaking havoc across its terrain to such great proportions that very few storms throughout United States history provoked the level...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 08:52 AM EDT

A Year After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans Rebuild Amid Setbacks

A Year After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans Rebuild Amid Setbacks

There are still blue tarps on homes in Canóvanas, one of the Puerto Rican cities hardest hit by Hurricane Maria, Ramón A. Paez Marte told NBC News. Rebuilding his home has been a struggle, and getting...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 04:07 AM EDT

Death Tolls Often Rise Weeks After Storm Hits

Death Tolls Often Rise Weeks After Storm Hits

More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 08:55 PM EDT

Trump Denies 3,000 Puerto Rico Hurricane Deaths, Blames Dems

Trump Denies 3,000 Puerto Rico Hurricane Deaths, Blames Dems

President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 03:19 AM EDT

Puerto Rico Lacked Disaster Planning, Study Finds

Puerto Rico Lacked Disaster Planning, Study Finds

A new study offers a set of recommendations based on flaws exposed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, such as a lack of preparation for a massive natural disaster and a series of missteps in...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 06:18 PM EDT

Trump Says 'Fantastic Job' by US in PR Despite 3K Deaths

Trump Says 'Fantastic Job' by US in PR Despite 3K Deaths

President Donald Trump said he thinks the federal government did a "fantastic job in Puerto Rico" despite the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after Hurricane Maria. Trump told reporters at the White House...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:33 PM EDT

Omarosa: Trump Used 'Derogatory' Term for Puerto Ricans

Omarosa: Trump Used 'Derogatory' Term for Puerto Ricans

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says in her new book that President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, "referred to Puerto Ricans with derogatory terms many times," NBC News...

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