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News Puerto Rico » Places: Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/they-fled-maria-in-puerto-rico-now-theyre-in-motels/ar-AAw83bo
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Few expressed any desire to return to Puerto Rico. And despite the difficulties they've had adjusting to motel life, many were grateful to FEMA, charitable organizations and family members who had given them places to stay. Dacny L. Quintero Segarra talked ...

News Puerto Rico » Places: Power in Puerto Rico restored after islandwide blackout

News channel or source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/power-puerto-rico-largely-restored-after-islandwide-blackout-n867436
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority said on Twitter Thursday afternoon ... “What’s happening is that the places where there are more clients who remain without power were the areas most impacted, damaged by the hurricane,” he said.

News Puerto Rico » Places: FEMA extends hotel deadline just as some Puerto Rican families begin moving out

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fema-extends-hotel-deadline-just-as-some-puerto-rican-families-begin-moving-out/ar-AAw7Tpw
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The government of Puerto Rico made the request on Wednesday, two days before the deadline, asking for an "unconditional extension" and eliminating eligibility requirements previously in place. Further, because FEMA's announcement didn't come until Friday ...

News Puerto Rico » Places: In the Wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Fashion Week Must Go On

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/wake-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-113000313.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

In March alone, a travel blogger-worthy spate of fashion weeks took place around the globe, spanning from Vancouver to Istanbul to Indonesia. And in Puerto Rico, there was San Juan Moda, which has celebrated local designers and their well-dressed patrons ...

News Puerto Rico » Places: Gov. Scott: Florida has 'no control' over FEMA housing aid for Puerto Rico evacuees

News channel or source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-rick-scott-kissimmee-20180420-story.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The original request by the governor of Puerto Rico for a June 30 deadline still hasn’t been approved. The one question about the FEMA extension came from Pastor Agustín López, who asked Scott about families living in Florida who have no place to go ...

News Puerto Rico » Places: Lights are out in Puerto Rico again. But for some, the power's been out since Hurricane Maria.

News channel or source: https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-04-19/lights-are-out-puerto-rico-again-some-powers-been-out-hurricane-maria
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

People have no trust in them.” Puerto Rico’s power grid remains destroyed. Massive generators put in place by the Army Corps of Engineers provides much of the power to those who do have it. Related: Official: Puerto Rico should rebuild power grid ...

News Puerto Rico » Places: Seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still recovering

News channel or source: https://www.marketplace.org/2018/04/19/education/seven-months-after-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-still-recovering
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

This place is running on generators ... which is sort of reinventing Puerto Rico. More than one person has used the New Orleans post-Katrina analogy with me. And that's a complicated analogy. One thing that is still hanging over this is we don't know ...

News Puerto Rico » Places: Puerto Rico Board Backs Fiscal Plan Amid Clash With Governor

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-19/puerto-rico-board-passes-fiscal-plan-amid-clash-with-governor
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

"The board’s proposed cuts arbitrarily would place the greatest burden on those retirees least able to afford it." The plan would reduce allocations to municipalities, the University of Puerto Rico and public schools and consolidate government ...

News Puerto Rico » Places: Indians-Twins series: A much needed break for Puerto Rico

News channel or source: http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/indians-twins-series-a-much-needed-break-for-puerto-rico/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

They made it through hurricane Maria’s devastation of the island, spent time stateside while recovery efforts took place, and now cheered loudly as Puerto Rico’s favorite pastime played on—despite an island-wide power outage. It took more than a day ...

News Puerto Rico » Places: As Puerto Rico Creditors Eye Payout, Islanders Get Angry

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-19/puerto-rico-board-sees-route-to-recovery-residents-have-doubts
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Not long before the plan was released, the island lost power yet again, the latest in a series of episodes that show it’s still a volatile place to live and do business, even seven months after the storm. For a story about the Puerto Rico exodus ...