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San Juan Mayor on FEMA
Cutoff: 'There Is Need Still'
Jan 31, 2018 9:45 AM CST
San Juan Mayor on FEMA Cutoff: 'There Is Need Still'
Members of Congress implore agency not to halt aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico
- FEMA's plans to halt hurricane relief supplies to Puerto Rico effective Jan. 31 drew criticism Tuesday from members of Congress and the mayor of the island's largest city. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said many people in the US territory need the water and food they've...
We Spent More Money Than
Ever on Weather Disasters
Jan 8, 2018 12:43 PM CST
We Spent More Money Than Ever on Weather Disasters
Credit 3 hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes, and drought in 2017
- With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes, and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. The US had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. That ties 2011 for...
Puerto Rico Just Got
Even More Bad News
Dec 21, 2017 5:19 PM CST
Puerto Rico Just Got Even More Bad News
Officials say the territory won't have power fully restored until May
- Three months after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, more than a third of the island is still without power. Now officials—citing a "logistical nightmare"—say the territory's electricity won't be fully restored until May, BuzzFeed reports. That's five months after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló original...
Maria Hit. Then, a 'Horrible'
Fate for Puerto Rico's Pets
Dec 20, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Maria Hit. Then, a 'Horrible' Fate for Puerto Rico's Pets
Shelters are swamped in wake of Maria with both strays and abandoned pets
- They've been tossed over fences, tied to gates, and even left with money under their collars. Abandoned animals are overwhelming Puerto Rico's shelters, which were already struggling to cope with hundreds of thousands of strays that were roaming the island before Hurricane Maria. Hundreds of dogs, cats, and...
New Problem in Puerto Rico:
Energy Firm Puts Its Foot Down
Nov 21, 2017 9:17 AM CST
New Problem in Puerto Rico: Energy Firm Puts Its Foot Down
Whitefish Energy says it won't fulfill remainder of work unless it gets the $83M it's owed
- The Montana energy company that set up a controversial, since-canceled contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power after Hurricane Maria had agreed to work through Nov. 30 before heading out. But now it's stopping work altogether, claiming the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority owes it upward of $83...
in a Big Way
Nov 15, 2017 11:09 AM CST
Puerto Rico Hurricane Affecting US Hospitals in a Big Way
Saline solution bags, a basic medical staple, are in short supply because makers on island hit hard
- A shortage of saline was already an issue in US hospitals. Now the country is teetering on "the brink of a significant public health crisis," per a letter earlier this month from the American Hospital Association to Congress. It all comes down to a problem with the bags...
Report: Energy Company in
Puerto Rico Jacking Up the Tab
Nov 13, 2017 7:21 AM CST
Report: Energy Company in Puerto Rico Jacking Up the Tab
Contractors for Whitefish Energy making up to $100 an hour, but Whitefish is billing $319
- Called an "unusual" arrangement right from the start, a Montana energy company working in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is now raising eyebrows even higher. The
New York Times
reports Florida linemen hired as contractors by Whitefish Energy are making up to $100 an hour with double time, which,...
FEMA Wants to Airlift Displaced
Puerto Ricans to NY, Florida
Nov 9, 2017 9:02 AM CST
FEMA Wants to Airlift Displaced Puerto Ricans to NY, Florida
But logistics are still an issue for temporary relocation, and most don't want to leave
- Florida and New York could soon see an influx of temporary new residents, reports CNN , as FEMA works with those two states to let Puerto Rican hurricane survivors relocate to the US mainland. At the top of the list would be the 3,000 or so people stuck in shelters...
TJ Maxx Wins Praise Over
Decision in Puerto Rico
Nov 6, 2017 10:00 AM CST
TJ Maxx Wins Praise Over Decision in Puerto Rico
Parent chain TJX is paying workers even though stores are shuttered
- Some employees of the chain that owns TJ Maxx in Puerto Rico haven't worked in weeks because of Hurricane Maria, but that doesn't mean they've lost their paychecks. Parent company TJX, which also owns Marshalls and HomeGoods, has continued to pay its employees all the while, reports...
Puerto Rico Scraps $300M
Contract to Small US Firm
Oct 29, 2017 3:40 PM CDT
Puerto Rico Scraps $300M Contract to Small US Firm
Whitefish Energy only had two employees when Hurricane Maria hit the island
- A lucrative but controversial contract awarded to a tiny US company to restore power to Puerto Rico is no more. Puerto Rico pulled the plug on the $300 million deal Sunday, hours after Gov. Ricardo Rossello called for the move, reports the
. The contract between the Puerto Rico...
Firm With 2 Full-Time Workers
Lands $300M Puerto Rico Deal
Oct 24, 2017 12:05 PM CDT
Firm With 2 Full-Time Workers Lands $300M Puerto Rico Deal
Tiny Whitefish Energy happens to be financed by a big supporter of President Trump
- A tiny for-profit company out of Montana has landed a $300 million contract to help get the power back on in Puerto Rico, reports the
. How tiny? Whitefish Energy had just two full-time employees on the day Hurricane Maria slammed into the island. However, the company suggests that figure...
What New York Is Doing for
College-Age Maria Victims
Oct 23, 2017 11:27 AM CDT
What New York Is Doing for College-Age Maria Victims
Tuition help being offered to displaced students at 64 state universities
- Mainland US universities are offering a helping hand to students in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Maria. Some schools are granting students discounted tuition at the rate for in-state residents; others are waiving tuition altogether for a semester, NPR reports. Tuition help is being offered...
in Puerto Rico
Oct 21, 2017 8:29 AM CDT
Experimental Balloons Restore Internet in Puerto Rico
Google parent launches 'Project Loon'
- Google's parent Alphabet Inc. says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the Internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails, and basic web...
Trump Has Officially Rated
His Response to Puerto Rico
Oct 19, 2017 4:54 PM CDT
Trump Has Officially Rated His Response to Puerto Rico
'I'd say it was a 10'
- On Thursday, President Trump gave himself perfect marks for the federal government's response to the ongoing disaster in Puerto Rico,
reports. "I'd say it was a 10," Trump told reporters during a meeting with Gov. Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico. According to the
Unemployment Claims Fall to
Lowest Level Since 1973
Oct 19, 2017 12:40 PM CDT
Unemployment Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since 1973
Claims for jobless aid drop by 22K to 222K
- The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president, the AP reports. The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, the fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid...
Hospital Ship Sits Off
Puerto Rico, Mostly Empty
Oct 17, 2017 8:40 AM CDT
Hospital Ship Sits Off Puerto Rico, Mostly Empty
Red tape, general confusion preventing hurricane victims from being treated on USNS Comfort
- After Hurricane Maria, the USNS Comfort was sent to Puerto Rico, where the floating hospital has been idling offshore for almost two weeks. But CNN reports that only 30 or so of the ship's 250 available beds are occupied, and that its surgery facilities, medical staff, and supplies have...
Water for Puerto Ricans Being
Pumped From Superfund Site
Oct 14, 2017 1:08 PM CDT
Water for Puerto Ricans Being Pumped From Superfund Site
According to a CNN report
- Most of the people waiting in line for water Friday at a well in Puerto Rico were unaware it was coming from a federally designated Superfund site, reports CNN , which made the discovery after reviewing documents and speaking with officials. With more than 35% of residents still lacking water three...
Trump Talks Pulling
FEMA Amid Struggle to
Help Puerto Rico
Oct 12, 2017 9:53 AM CDT
Trump Talks Pulling FEMA Amid Struggle to Help Puerto Rico
Chuck Schumer says FEMA's work is 'not even close to done'
- President Trump is warning that hurricane relief for Puerto Rico has an end date even as federal officials acknowledge a massive food shortage on the island three weeks after Hurricane Maria. "We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult...
Mark Zuckerberg Shows How
Not to Promote a New Product
Oct 10, 2017 9:30 AM CDT
Mark Zuckerberg Shows How Not to Promote a New Product
Facebook CEO intros Spaces app by 'teleporting' to hurricane-destroyed Puerto Rico
- Mark Zuckerberg was excited to show off the new Facebook Spaces app Monday, a virtual-reality product that allows cartoon versions of yourself to wander in faraway places, so he decided to demonstrate with a "magical" tour—of hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. "There's a lot of people who are...
Trump Claims He
Invented the Term 'Fake'
Oct 9, 2017 12:43 AM CDT
Trump Claims He Invented the Term 'Fake'
He defends throwing paper towels in Puerto Rico
- President Trump defended his throwing of paper towels to Puerto Rican hurricane victims in a weekend interview on a Christian network—and claimed to have invented the term "fake." The towel-throwing, which San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz described as "terrible and abominable," was simply a...
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