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FEMA Avoids Past Pitfalls by Rushing Storm Aid to Puerto Rico
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FEMA Avoids Past Pitfalls by Rushing Storm Aid to Puerto Rico

It was a moderate hurricane whose damage seemed tame compared to the destruction five years earlier from Hurricane Maria. But in the weeks since Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given emergency aid to far more residents of the U.S. territory than after Maria demolished the islands, records show. The...

To Survive More Frequent Hurricanes, Puerto Rico Needs to Rethink Preparedness
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To Survive More Frequent Hurricanes, Puerto Rico Needs to Rethink Preparedness

In the midst of an active hurricane season, Puerto Rico has suffered yet again. Thanks to Fiona, which crashed into the territory a few days before Ian hit Florida, we were without critical services like electricity, water, hospitals and fuel supplies. Fiona’s destruction was a sharp reminder of the life-threatening effects of Hurricane María, which...

Puerto Rico struggles to recover after hurricane razed crops
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Puerto Rico struggles to recover after hurricane razed crops

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona destroyed $159 million worth of crops in Puerto Rico when it hit a month ago, decimating fields of plantains, bananas and other crops, the island’s agriculture minister said Tuesday. The U.S. territory’s fragile agricultural sector is barely starting to recover from the Category 1 storm, which hit the...

World-renowned Puerto Rico telescope won’t be rebuilt after collapse
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World-renowned Puerto Rico telescope won’t be rebuilt after collapse

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will not rebuild a renowned radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which was one of the world’s largest until it collapsed nearly two years ago. Instead, the agency issued a solicitation for the creation of a $5 million education center at the site...

Hope and Action for Puerto Rico
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Hope and Action for Puerto Rico

Andrea Arroyo Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, leaving thousands without water and electricity. The post Hope and Action for Puerto Rico appeared first on The Nation. #Hope #Action #Puerto #Rico Source link

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Biden Will Visit Puerto Rico And Florida to Assess Storm Damage – The New York Times

Biden Will Visit Puerto Rico And Florida to Assess Storm Damage  The New York Times Biden makes emergency declaration for North Carolina in Ian’s wake  WHAS11 President Biden, First Lady to visit Florida, see Hurricane Ian damage  Tallahassee Democrat Biden to visit storm-ravaged Puerto Rico on Monday, Florida on Wednesday  Miami Herald Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina...

The Jones Act Strands Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico
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The Jones Act Strands Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico

Thousands of Americans in Puerto Rico are without power after Hurricane Fiona roared through last week. Idling off the island’s coast is a ship that reportedly carries 300,000 barrels of diesel fuel from Texas. Yet unloading that fuel is illegal without a Jones Act waiver, which the Biden Administration hasn’t granted. The Jones Act, also...