Puerto Rican officials claim that water service on the U.S. island has been restored to more than 96 percent of customers as of June 6, but the report of progress masks underlying problems.
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
What we know about the upcoming hurricane season, and how states -- some of which are still recovering from last year's record storms -- are preparing.
By Michael Rios
The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year was far larger than known, according to a new study. At least 4,645 people on the island are estimated to have died as a result of the storm and…
In Puerto Rico, 22,000 people still have no electricity in advance of hurricane season, which begins June 1. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which was brought in to restore power after Hurricane Maria, is preparing to leave the island…
By PBS NewsHour
By Carlos Giusti, Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press
On Friday, the restoration of thousands of miles of downed power lines will be handed back to the U.S. territory's bankrupt public utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA.
By Kamala Kelkar, Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Residents say they inhale or ingest traces of coal ash as wind carries it into their communities, covering their trees, houses, cars and land with residue.
Seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and its power grid, the entire island lost power on Wednesday -- the biggest outage since September. As crews keep working to restore power to the full island, residents are raising questions…
By Danica Coto, Associated Press
An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line.
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts for hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee.
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