Hurricane Maria

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    Dam about to burst in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria...
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    Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria
    22 Sept.`17 - A failing dam is causing "extremely dangerous" flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the "imminent failure" of the Guajataca Dam is a "life-threatening situation".
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    Failing dam poses new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria
    23 Sept.`17 - Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island’s northwest on the verge of collapse under the weight of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
     
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    Hurricane destruction in Puerto Rico...
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    Whole of Puerto Rico without power, water, phone services
    Monday 25th September, 2017 - Ravaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, and by Hurricane Maria last week - the entire population of Puerto Rico is facing a crisis situation.
     
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    So let alternative energy prove itself. Now would be a great time for solar power generators
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - it's cause o' all dat climate change...
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    September is the most energetic month for hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic
    September 26,`17 - The 2017 hurricane season has certainly been one for the record books. Whether it be Harvey’s scale-tipping rains, Irma’s off-the-chart winds, or the sheer number of storms that have spun up, this year is clearly anything but normal.
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    Why This Hurricane Season Is So Intense
    Sept. 19, 2017 - Warm ocean waters, weak winds and hot air are conspiring to feed frequent and ferocious storms

     
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    What was Hurricane Maria's real death toll in Puerto Rico?...
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    What was Hurricane Maria's real death toll in Puerto Rico
    Nov 20, 2017 - People on this part of the island knew Quintín Vidal Rolón for two things: his white cowboy hat, which he seemed to wear every day of his 89-year life; and his beat-up Ford pickup truck, which he'd been driving for at least 50 years.
     
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    No oversight over FEMA's Hurricane Maria response...
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    FEMA's response to Hurricane Maria won't get initial review under watchdog agency's new approach
    March 16, 2018 | WASHINGTON — With FEMA facing its deepest scrutiny in more than a decade, the government watchdog in charge of measuring the agency's performance is no longer assessing its initial response to disasters.
     
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    100,000 still w/o power in Puerto Rico 6 months after hurricane...
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    'The job is not done': Puerto Rico's needs go unmet 6 months after Maria
    20 Mar.`18 Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired.
     
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    $90B worth of damage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria...
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    Hurricane Maria caused $90B of damage in Puerto Rico
    April 9, 2018 -- Hurricane Maria caused an estimated $90 billion in damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
     
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    Judge orders further extension of aid to Puerto Rico Maria evacuees...
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    Judge orders further extension of aid to Puerto Rico storm evacuees
    AUGUST 1, 2018 - A federal judge on Wednesday extended until Aug. 31 an order preventing the eviction of hundreds of Puerto Rican families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and have been living in hotels and motels across the United States.
     
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    Prob'ly has taken this long to account for all the missing & dead...
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    Puerto Rico Concedes Hurricane Maria Deaths Were More Than 1,400

    8/09/2018 - Officials previously reported just 64 deaths from last year’s powerful storm.
     

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