All posts tagged "Hurricane Maria"

  • 2017 Was Most Costly Disaster Year Ever

    Three gigantic hurricanes that pummeled the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, as well as wildfires taking place in the west, made 2017 the most expensive year ever in terms of the costs of natural disasters in the...

    • Posted January 8, 2018
  • Sen. Chris Murphy: White House ‘Nickeling And Diming’ Puerto Rico

    Connecticut Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal recently visited Puerto Rico to get a firsthand look at the damage the island suffered from Hurricane Maria, but they also were on hand to see the ways that the...

    • Posted January 6, 2018
  • Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Deaths Are Likely Far Undercounted

    As of November 17, the official death total associated with Hurricane Maria’s destructive September 20 pass across the island, according to the republic’s government, is 55 people. But many question the accuracy of that number. According to...

    • Posted November 28, 2017
  • The FBI Is Investigating Whitefish Energy — Which Could Create More Headaches For Trump

    Remember that sweetheart deal awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings? The contract gave the Montana-based company $300 million to fix the energy infrastructure problems in Puerto Rico, in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. The...

    • Posted October 30, 2017
  • Did Zinke help this no-name firm get the gig?
    Zinke’s Hometown Firm Gets Big Puerto Rico Contract

    Last week, the Weather Channel was first to report that a heretofore unheard of firm in Montana won a $300 million bid to repair the ravaged electrical infrastructure of Puerto Rico, which was destroyed last month when...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
  • What?!? Trump Grades His Puerto Rico Response A Perfect ’10’

    Ever the one to lavish praise unto himself, President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that his response to Hurricane Maria and the devastation it wrought to Puerto Rico couldn’t have been any better. That may come...

    • Posted October 19, 2017
  • San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
    San Juan Mayor Cruz: Trump Has No Empathy

    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz hasn’t let up on her criticism of President Trump for his lackluster response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. On Thursday, she responded to the President’s notion that the...

    • Posted October 14, 2017
  • Donald Trump
    Trump Gets Low Marks for Puerto Rico Response

    The numbers are in and most of the American public doesn’t think President Trump has done enough to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. If you ask the President, though, he thinks he’s...

    • Posted October 13, 2017
  • Impeachment if GOP Takes House?
    Trump Treats Texas And Puerto Rico Hurricane Disasters Differently

    President Donald Trump this morning lashed out at Puerto Rico, suggesting that he may pull Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials out of the island territory prematurely, due in part to its outstanding debts. "Puerto Rico survived...

    • Posted October 12, 2017
  • FEMA is botching its PR response.
    FEMA Deletes Key Puerto Rico Statistics

    The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website has been scrubbed of vital information about ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The massive storm caused unprecedented...

    • Posted October 8, 2017