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Barbuda's Hurricane Irma Story Is About Devastation And Resilience
Joanne C. Hillhouse
, Guest Writer
The year since the storm has brought the best and worst out of our small island nation.
Trump Defends Puerto Rico Disaster
President Donald Trump praises his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico after the island’s government raised the official death toll from the storm to 2,975.
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FEMA Report Details Bungled Hurricane Maria Response
The agency, already stretched thin by California wildfires and hurricanes Harvey and Irma, was unprepared for the storm that devastated Puerto Rico.
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Harvard Study On Puerto Rico Is Devastating For More Reasons Than The Alarmingly High Death Toll
The study found that about 4,645 people died in the aftermath of Maria, and it provided some damning details about life on the island after the storm.
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4 Notorious Hurricane Names You'll Never Hear Again
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We’re Not Ready For Hurricane Season, And It’s 8 Weeks Away
By Eric Holthaus, Grist
Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida are still recovering from last year’s hurricanes.
Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Farmers Are Still Struggling
Hurricanes Maria and Irma destroyed 80 percent of Puerto Rico's crop value. It could take anywhere from 10 months to a year to get production going again.
These Stunning GIFs Show St. Martin's Miraculous Recovery From Hurricanes Irma And Maria
What a difference six months makes.
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Watch The Moment This Puerto Rican School Gets Power Back After 112 Long Days
After more than 100 days without electricity, this video captures the moment a school in Puerto Rico finally turns the lights back on.
2017’s Worst Moments Outside The White House
Aside from politics, these were the worst events that happened in 2017.
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Climate Change Made Hurricane Harvey Worse, Scientists Say
Rain associated with the lethal storm was at least 15 percent stronger, thanks to our warming world.
8-Year-Old Collects 1000 Toys For Puerto Rico
Jayden Perez plans to visit Puerto Rico to hand out the toys in time for Three Kings' Day.
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Good Riddance: Devastating 2017 Hurricane Season Comes To An End
It's a reminder of just how "destructive, life-altering and society-altering" hurricanes can be, one meteorologist said.
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Bernie Sanders Unveils Massive Puerto Rico Reconstruction Bill
Alexander C. Kaufman
The Vermont senator has been an outspoken critic of U.S. policies toward the island.
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What Thanksgiving Is Like For This Summer's Hurricane Victims
Many of those still displaced by Harvey, Irma and Maria will celebrate the holiday together.
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Experiencing Goodness In The Midst Of Challenge
University of Central Florida Forum
The UCF Forum is a weekly series of opinion columns presented ...
By Adam Meyer UCF Forum columnist As a resident of Orlando, I share the following thoughts on my recent Hurricane Irma experience
Puerto Rico Needs Debt Relief, Not More Deals With Private Investors
Executive Director, In the Public Interest
The Whitefish contract is a symptom of a long-term disease in American government.
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The Disaster Of Disaster Reconstruction
Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, Columbia Universi...
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands continue to struggle in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane season, and here
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Hurricane Ophelia Sheds Light On Another Climate Change Concern
This is the farthest east that a Category 3 hurricane has ever traveled in the Atlantic Basin since records began.
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