Trump says Puerto Rico death toll rose ‘like magic’ and was in ‘no way’ possible

President Donald Trump is pictured speaking during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House.  AP photo As the East Coast battled the ravages of tropical storm Florence, President Donald Trump’s own bluster continued … Read More

Puerto Rico governor raises Hurricane Maria death toll from 64 to 2,975

In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) Puerto … Read More

Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly U.S. disaster year on record

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes to make 2017 the most expensive year on record for disasters in the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. The disasters caused $306 billion in … Read More

Five weeks after Maria most of Puerto Rico remains an island in the dark

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — They’re still in the dark. Lady Lee Andrews doesn’t know how much longer she can keep her Poet’s Passage souvenir shop afloat without electricity — or tourists. Sonia Rodriguez relies on a generator to power the elevator in … Read More

Puerto Ricans Are Still Without Food, Water, and Power One Month After Hurricane Maria

RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP /Getty Images Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria nearly a month ago, but recovery from the Category 5 storm is just beginning. “People are dying in this country,” San Juan Mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, pointed outon September 30 — prior to President Trump’s visit … Read More

Hurricane Nate unleashes flooding, power outages on Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the Gulf Coast on Sunday — but the region, parts of which have continued to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago, was largely spared of catastrophic … Read More

Storms, earthquakes, North Korea and now the Las Vegas massacre. We have to wonder: ‘What’s next?’

When the month began, a confluence of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and a brewing international nuclear confrontation already had some Americans thinking about End Times. Then Las Vegas, the nation’s playground, witnessed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history — … Read More

Puerto Rico Continues to Struggle After Hurricane Maria

Volunteers have been preparing and transporting supplies for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. (Carlos Giusti/AP) Despite assistance from the U.S. military, the island is still in desperate need after the storm caused mass destruction. Almost two weeks after … Read More

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