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The Pentagon will expand its response to the devastation in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, deploying a one-star Army general along with more aircraft, a hospital ship and a variety of specialized units all focused on surging relief efforts.…
Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 27, 2017: Irma devastates at least 70 percent of Florida's citrus crops - and other news.
Puerto Rico: For many residents, the challenge of accessing the essentials of modern life — gasoline, cash, food, water — is a daily occurrence.
The Guajataca Dam in Puerto Rico burst at 2:10 p.m. local time Friday, according to news reports from the National Weather Service in San Juan.
Although Hurricane Maria is well past Puerto Rico now, this hurricane caused profound damage and disruptions throughout the island.
After two days, a survivor is pulled from earthquake rubble in Mexico City, a Florida nursing home license is revoked following the deaths of ten patients, weak infrastructure leaves Puerto Rico in the dark following Hurricane Maria, two more sinkholes have opened up in Central Florida, British Columbia is finally seeing relief from its devastating wildfire season, SEC computers may still contain major vulnerabilities, Colorado gains control of a fire sparked by an electrical power cap insulator, and CVS announces new prescription measures to help fight the exploding opioid crisis.
In the coming days, Puerto Rico is set to ask for several billions of dollars in federal relief from two major hurricanes as officials acknowledge that the months-long recovery may compel more residents to abandon an already distressed economic island.