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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, the U.S. Virgin Islands, 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.


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? - 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

Videos for Hurricane Maria

FEMA Official Indicted For Corruption In Post Hurricane Maria Recovery [Video]FEMA Official Indicted For Corruption In Post Hurricane Maria Recovery

A Federal Emergency Management Agency official was arrested and indicted by the Justice Department on Tuesday. The arrest came as part of an investigation into bribery and fraud during Puerto Rico’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Trump Calls Puerto Rico 'One Of The Most Corrupt Places On Earth' [Video]Trump Calls Puerto Rico 'One Of The Most Corrupt Places On Earth'

President Donald Trump recently called Puerto Rico “one of the most corrupt places on Earth.” This comes as the island prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian, which has now become a hurricane...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published


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. - 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

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

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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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

Elizabeth Warren brings populist economic message to Puerto Rico

In a speech in San Juan, Warren discussed the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico's financial woes
CBS News - Published

Red Sox manager Alex Cora to skip White House visit: 'I don't feel comfortable'

Alex Cora says he doesn't feel comfortable celebrating while his native Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. - Published

New disaster relief package will help Puerto Ricans and Midwesterners

new disaster relief package will help puerto ricans and midwesterners
(CNN)President Trump's well-documented contempt for Puerto Rico is being felt far beyond the island. Billions of dollars in assistance for disaster-stricken communities across America languish, as they..
WorldNews - Published

Study Details The Mental Health Of Children In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

study details the mental health of children in puerto rico after hurricane maria
A study published on Friday in the journal Jama Network Open said more than half of the young people living in Puerto Rico has had a friend or family leave the island due to the destruction caused by..
WorldNews - Published

In Puerto Rico, Building a Disaster-Proof Business Is Part of Recovery

After Hurricane Maria, start-ups on the island are trying to build companies that are resilient enough to withstand whatever comes next. - Published

Hungry People and an ‘Abandoned’ Hospital: Puerto Rico Waits as Washington Bickers

A languishing island hospital and expired food aid are some of the signs that rebuilding has stagnated nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. - Published

Fact check: President Trump misleads on disaster aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

President Trump is also wrong to say Puerto Rico got “more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before.” Here's the truth on disaster aid. - Published

White House spokesperson calls Puerto Rico 'that country' twice. It's not a country.

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley was on MSNBC defending the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria disaster relief in Puerto Rico. - Published

Nearly two years after Hurricane Maria devastation, Puerto Rico welcomes record number of tourists

Nearly two years after Hurricane Maria, tourists are visiting Puerto Rico in record numbers as the U.S. territory continues to rebuild. - Published

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledges help to Puerto Rico

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief. Warren visited the island on.. - Published

Puerto Rico to Trump: ‘We Are Not Your Adversaries, We Are Your Citizens’

Puerto Rican officials are dumbfounded at what they see as President Trump’s misperception of the amount of federal aid the island got after Hurricane Maria. - Published

'I'll punch the bully in the mouth': Puerto Rico governor warns Trump over Maria relief

Ricardo Rosselló told CNN he wouldn't be bullied by the White House as he continues to press for disaster assistance for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. - Published

Bipartisan Pair Introduce Puerto Rico Statehood Bill In Congress

bipartisan pair introduce puerto rico statehood bill in congress
A bi-partisan pair of House lawmakers Thursday introduced legislation that would make Puerto Rico the 51st state of the United States, The Washington Examiner reported. The bill, which sets terms for..
WorldNews - Published

Outspoken San Juan Mayor To Run For Puerto Rico Governor

outspoken san juan mayor to run for puerto rico governor
Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city, officially announced she’s running for governor in the 2020 elections, NBC News reports. Cruz, who became a prominent adversary of..
WorldNews - Published

Bodies pile up in Puerto Rico amid backlog at the San Juan morgue

Puerto Rico is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, nearly two years after it hit the island. Hundreds of bodies are piling up in San Juan's morgue waiting for autopsies. But this..
CBS News - Published

Texas company slowing Puerto Rico's path to solar and energy resilience after Hurricane Maria

Houston-based Sunnova Energy Corp., has been plagued by hundreds of complaints, including that its solar panels didn't work after Hurricane Maria. - Published

Study: Puerto Rico received less "generous" federal aid than Texas, Florida

Survivors of hurricanes Harvey and Irma received millions more in FEMA funds than Hurricane María survivors, according to the study
CBS News - Published

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