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Hurricane Fiona Hammers Puerto Rico, Entire Grid Down

Hurricane Fiona Hammers Puerto Rico, Entire Grid Down

Hurricane Fiona dumped catastrophic flooding on Puerto Rico over the weekend, knocking out the entire island’s electrical grid and dropping as much as 30 inches of rain. Electricity was out across the island by 2pm ET Sunday, even before Fiona made official landfall at about 3:20 pm ET near Punta Tocon. Understanding the scope of […]

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    Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens of Large Aftershocks Likely

    Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens of Large Aftershocks Likely

    By Richard Aster Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes in southern Puerto Rico starting around Dec. 28, 2019 have killed at least one person, caused many serious injuries and collapsed numerous buildings, including a multistory school in the town of Guánica that luckily was empty at the time. These quakes are the most damaging to strike […]

    Powerful Earthquake in Puerto Rico Kills One, Leads to Blackout

    Powerful Earthquake in Puerto Rico Kills One, Leads to Blackout

    A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico just before dawn on Tuesday after a week of heavy seismic activity. The early morning quake caused power plants to shut down to protect themselves, leaving the island in a blackout until power is restored later in the day. It also killed at least one person, injured at […]

    Puerto Rico Aid Deliberately and Illegally Delayed, Agency Says

    Puerto Rico Aid Deliberately and Illegally Delayed, Agency Says

    Top officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development confirmed to lawmakers last week that they knowingly — and illegally — stalled hurricane aid to Puerto Rico. HUD Chief Financial Officer Irv Dennis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development David Woll said before a House Appropriations subcommittee Thursday that the […]

    Trump Failed Puerto Rico. These People Picked up the Cost

    Trump Failed Puerto Rico. These People Picked up the Cost

    By Jeremy Deaton Every morning, Luz Hernandez goes to work at her hair salon on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a neighborhood fixture without a website or a Facebook page, where a trim costs $40 and customers can get a cup of coffee while they wait. Every night, she returns to a full fridge […]