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Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2017

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Hurricane Maria: Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2017
Hurricane Maria was a deadly Category 5 hurricane that devastated Dominica, St Croix, and Puerto Rico in September 2017. It is regarded as the worst natural disaster in recorded history to affect those islands and was also the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Mitch in 1998. The tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record and the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide in 2017, Maria was the thirteenth named storm, eighth consecutive hurricane, fourth major hurricane, second Category 5 hurricane, and deadliest storm of the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic destruction and numerous fatalities across the northeastern Caribbean, compounding recovery efforts in the areas of the Leeward Islands already struck by Hurricane Irma. Total losses from the hurricane are estimated at upwards of $91.61 billion, mostly in Puerto Rico, ranking it as the third-costliest tropical cyclone on record.

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Puerto Rico official sacked over Hurricane Maria aid warehouse

The measure comes after video showed residents in a quake-hit town raiding the warehouse.
BBC News - Published

Sen. Rubio says the Puerto Rican government itself is a victim of Hurricane Maria

Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, joins Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson to discuss the federal response to the destruction in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
CBS News - Published

Videos for Hurricane Maria


Earthquake forces terrified Puerto Ricans to sleep outside [Video]Earthquake forces terrified Puerto Ricans to sleep outside

Puerto Rico's power grid crept back to service on Wednesday after it was shut down entirely as a safety measure on Tuesday amid a storm of earthquakes including the most powerful to strike the..

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San Juan Mayor says not enough is being done

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz speaks with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook about the federal response to Hurricane Maria.
CBS News - Published

Puerto Ricans are in desperate need of food and water

CBS News Correspondent David Begnaud provides an update from San Juan, Puerto Rico where emergency responders are coordinating relief efforts following Hurricane Maria.
CBS News - Published

Why is the relief effort in Puerto Rico so difficult?

Amy Walter, Ben Domenech, and Ezra Klein join Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson to discuss the federal response following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Republican tax plan.
CBS News - Published

Is the Trump admin.'s prep for Hurricane Dorian a response to criticism of Hurricane Maria relief?

David Nakamura, Salena Zito, Sahil Kapur and Shane Harris discuss the administration's preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.
CBS News - Published

Lin-Manuel Miranda on "Almost Like Praying"

In this web exclusive, "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda talks with correspondent David Begnaud about writing and recording the song "Almost Like Praying" during the "terrible silence" after Puerto..
CBS News - Published

Lin-Manuel Miranda's next act: Helping rebuild Puerto Rico

Correspondent David Begnaud joins Lin-Manuel Miranda on a trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The creator and star of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" has been leading relief efforts (including..
CBS News - Published

Lin-Manuel Miranda on bringing "Hamilton" to Puerto Rico

The revolutionary musical "Hamilton" is on the road to the island ravaged by Hurricane Maria. David Begnaud interviews the acclaimed show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, about his efforts to aid the..
CBS News - Published

Feeding Puerto Rico

José Andrés has some 30 popular restaurants across the United States, but he barely stepped foot in them after Hurricane Maria. He and an army of chefs and volunteers were serving the people in..
CBS News - Published

FEMA official in Puerto Rico discusses water bottles left on tarmac

Earlier this month, new photos revealed what appeared to be millions of water bottles meant for victims still sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than one year after Hurricane Maria. Justo..
CBS News - Published

ALS patient discusses fleeing Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

While covering Hurricane Maria in 2017, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud met Carmelo Diaz and his wife Bere Padilla. Diaz had been battling ALS for nearly three decades, and was forced to evacuate..
CBS News - Published

Chef who cooked millions of meals in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria says he failed

Chef José Andrés, the founder of World Central Kitchen, told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that he "failed" in Puerto Rico, despite providing nearly 3.7 million meals to victims of Hurricane..
CBS News - Published

Rosario Dawson, Lin-Manuel Miranda help travelers rediscover Puerto Rico as tourism bounces back

Two years after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the island is still recovering. In 2019, post-hurricane tourism has begun to boom.
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Karen triggers mudslides and power outages in Puerto Rico

Karen has drenched the U.S. Virgin Islands and walloped Puerto Rico still scarred by Hurricane Maria two years ago
CBS News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

6.0 earthquake rattles Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Karen strengthens

A 6.0-magnitude quake rattled Puerto Rico hours before Tropical Storm Karen was forecast to pound an island still recovering from Hurricane Maria.
USATODAY.com - Published

Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria, braces for Tropical Storm Karen

The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Karen's exact path was not yet undetermined.
USATODAY.com - Published

Hurricane Maria, 2 Years Later: ‘We Want Another Puerto Rico’

From the ruins of the storm rose a grass-roots movement that unseated a governor. But what happens now?
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. charges FEMA official in Puerto Rico for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who oversaw the rebuilding of Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria relief officials arrested, accused of bribery and fraud

Two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were accused of bribery and fraud in efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico.  
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. charges FEMA official, contractor in Puerto Rico corruption case

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who worked to rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria..
Reuters - Published

9/18/17: CBSN Evening News

Hurricane Maria strengthens and heads toward Caribbean; New report advises parents and kids to think before they ink
CBS News - Published

Hurricane Dorian: How José Andrés is helping the Bahamas

"60 Minutes" got a look at how the chef and an army of volunteers serve hurricane victims after Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017
CBS News - Published

Hurricane Dorian Brings Back Traumatic Memories for Anxious Puerto Ricans

It the first big storm to threaten Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island two years ago.
NYTimes.com - Published

Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian while still recovering from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico is bracing for Tropical Storm Dorian. The island is still recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Maria two years ago. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joins CBSN to talk about..
CBS News - Published

Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian amid threat of life-threatening floods

Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are under states of emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian picks up steam in the Caribbean. Forecasters warn heavy rain could cause life-threatening floods. As David..
CBS News - Published

Puerto Rico under hurricane watch as Dorian takes aim

People waited in long lines Monday for food, generators and other supplies in preparation for Dorian, which is currently a tropical storm. Parts of Puerto Rico are still reeling almost two years after..
CBS News - Published

Dorian could be hurricane as it nears Puerto Rico, forecasters say

Puerto Rico, still struggling from Hurricane Maria, and other isles keeping wary eye on Dorian, which is forecast to be a heavy rainmaker
CBS News - Published

Bethenny Frankel says she's sending plane to Amazon

Frankel has chartered private planes before – most notably, to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
CBS News - Published

Puerto Ricans worry political turmoil could further delay federal aid

The nonprofit All Hands and Hearts arrived here in January 2018, to fix roofs in the rural town where Hurricane Maria made its first, most damaging landfall. 
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló will not seek re-election, leaves his party

The governor's leaked chats insulting women and mocking victims of Hurricane Maria sparked uproar and protests in Puerto Rico.
USATODAY.com - Published

Why thousands demand Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló faces calls to resign after private chats leaked, revealing the men mocking women and victims of Hurricane Maria.
USATODAY.com - Published

Puerto Rico governor rejects calls to resign over profane and derogatory group chat

Puerto Rico's governor faces new calls to resign over leaked conversations that reveal his role in a profane, sexist and homophobic group chat. The island has struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria..
CBS News - Published

‘A Space Where You Could Be Free’: Puerto Rico’s L.G.B.T. Groups Rebuild After a Hurricane

Hurricane Maria doomed some of Puerto Rico’s safe spaces for L.G.B.T. groups. Now they’re opening new ones — and fighting new political fights.
NYTimes.com - Published

Puerto Rico: The exodus after Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated - almost 3,000 people died in its wake, towns were left without power or water for months, and hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans left, many never to..
CBS News - Published

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