Hurricane Maria

April 18, 2018 - 1:56 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — 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 accidentally downed a transmission line. Officials said it could...
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In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Public Works Sub-Director Ramon Mendez, wearing a hard hat at left, works with locals who are municipal workers, from right, Eliezer Nazario, Tomas Martinez and Angel Diaz as they install a new post to return electricity to Felipe Rodriguez's home, four months after Hurricane Maria hit the El Ortiz sector of Coamo, Puerto Rico. Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Friday, April 6, 2018, that his agency aims to make the island's roads, homes, bridges and electrical grid as strong as possible but noted officials are running out of time because the next hurricane season starts June 1. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti,File)
April 06, 2018 - 2:09 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will take up to an estimated $50 billion to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and warned that the U.S. territory is not ready for another disaster. Brock Long said his agency...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, people wait in line outside a grocery store to buy food that wouldn't spoil and that they could prepare without electricity, in San Juan. Emails and text messages made public March 20, 2018, show frantic efforts after Hurricane Maria by officials of the Puerto Rican government and Walmart to get fuel to keep their generators going _ and silence from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A letter sent by the ranking member of the House oversight committee shows that as people stood in line for food and many went hungry, supermarkets were forced to throw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. (AP Photo/Ben Fox, File)
March 20, 2018 - 11:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. Emails and text messages made public Tuesday in a letter sent...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, downed power lines and debris are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Exactly six months after being hit by the hurricane the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 20, 2018 - 2:54 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a...
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March 05, 2018 - 10:36 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waves nearly 30 feet (9 meters) high from a U.S. winter storm slammed into Puerto Rico on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families and close roads and schools across the U.S. territory. Huge waves downed palm trees, knocked over cement benches and...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:41 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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February 11, 2018 - 9:30 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A blackout hit northern Puerto Rico late Sunday after an explosion set off a big fire at a main power substation in the U.S. territory. Officials with the island's Electric Power Authority said several municipalities were without power, including parts of the capital of...
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Jennifer Lopez performs at the Directv Super Saturday Night at The Armory on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
February 04, 2018 - 7:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis. Lopez headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert at Nomadic Live at The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2017 filw photo, barrio Patron resident Karina Santiago Gonzalez works on a small power plant in Morovis, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico authorities said on Friday Dec. 29, that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
December 30, 2017 - 12:02 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The revelation that more than 660,000 power customers across Puerto Rico still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria has sparked outrage, surprise and resignation among some islanders who accuse officials of mismanaging their response to the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2017 filw photo, barrio Patron resident Karina Santiago Gonzalez works on a small power plant in Morovis, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico authorities said on Friday Dec. 29, that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
December 29, 2017 - 10:20 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria, sparking outrage among islanders who accuse the government of mismanaging its response to the Category 4...
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