Updated 9:06 pm PDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 The Paseo de Diego sits empty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. less The Paseo de Diego sits empty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population ... more Photo: Carlos Giusti, AP Photo: Carlos Giusti, AP Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 The Paseo de Diego sits empty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost … [Read more...] about New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria
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Share Tweet Email hurricane maria Share: Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email AP BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Iraida Vargas can no longer afford the two kinds of insulin her aging mother needs and has stopped buying fresh fruit and vegetables as billions of dollars in federal funds that help Puerto Ricans buy food, get medical treatment and recover from Hurricane Maria dwindle despite pleas from the U.S. territory that Congress take action. Vargas and her family are among the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans feeling the sting of what the territorial government says are insufficient federal funds to help the island recover from the Category 4 storm amid a 12-year recession. Her 83-year-old mother is enrolled in a supplementary nutritional assistance program that saw a one-time infusion of $1.27 billion that Congress approved after the Category 4 storm hit in 2017, but the money has since run out, forcing Puerto … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico seeks more federal funds from Congress for relief from Hurricane Maria
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Emergency crews are responding to a helicopter crash off the coast of Anna Maria Island. According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the helicopter crashed about a half mile off the shore near the Manatee Public Beach. The US Coast Guard has recovered three people from the helicopter. They are said to have non life-threatening injures. Action Air 1 is flying to the scene. Refresh for updates. … [Read more...] about Helicopter crashes off coast of Anna Maria Island
Last Updated Sep 22, 2018 3:16 PM EDT It was only last month that Puerto Rico's electric company finally restored power to all customers -- all except those on one part of the commonwealth, the small island of Vieques.More than a year after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico last September, generators are still supporting Vieques' entire electrical grid. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud visited the area to see how its residents have been faring since the devastating hurricane. Three times a week since Hurricane Maria struck, Elias Salgado has been among those flown from Vieques to Ceiba. He has to travel to the mainland for his dialysis treatments. The days are long when you add up the travel time and the four hours of treatment. He's lucky, though, because he says a lot of people didn't make it. For months, residents of Vieques have been reaching out via social media to tell their stories. They feel as though they've been forgotten. One of the first messages … [Read more...] about Forgotten island: Vieques still running entirely on generators more than a year after Maria hit
HEALTH 09/20/2018 05:45 am ET After a year of trying to rebuild with little government aid, these communities in Puerto Rico aren’t ready for another blow. By Carolina Moreno CANÓVANAS, Puerto Rico ― Oscar Carrion sat back in his chair, one leg crossed over a knee, as he told the story of how he and his friends restored power to three communities in his area after Hurricane Maria plunged Puerto Rico into darkness last September. The 41-year-old community leader and former mechanic explained that he was driven to action after watching the elderly and children of Villa Hugo 1, an impoverished neighborhood in the Canóvanas municipality, suffer without electricity in the aftermath of the storm. “There was so much need, so many tears, just a lot suffering,” Carrion told HuffPost in August. “So we decided to get to work.” Carrion first raised $2,500 to buy a rusted bucket truck and then taught himself how to repair power lines. By … [Read more...] about Hurricane Maria Took Almost Everything From Them. Now These Families Fear A Future Storm.