Latest Hurricane Maria News

Puerto Rico prepares to bolster power grid battered by Maria

Oct. 24, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Thursday unveiled details of a $20 billion plan to strengthen and modernize the U.S. territory's shaky power grid more than two years after Hurricane Maria as islanders brace for a looming rate hike amid a recession. The 10-year plan aims to bury power lines,...

Florida top destination for Puerto Ricans moving last year

Sep. 26, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida was the top destination for Puerto Ricans moving to the U.S. mainland last year in the aftermath of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that a third of the 133,500 Puerto Ricans who moved to the U.S. mainland last...

Slow-moving TS Karen drops heavy rain over Puerto Rico, USVI

Sep. 24, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Karen drenched the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday as it bore down on an earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico still scarred by a hurricane two years ago. Heavy squalls were expected to hit some areas of the U.S. territories overnight as the storm moved slowly over the...

Puerto Rico to close schools as TD Karen threatens flooding

Sep. 23, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that she was canceling classes and closing public agencies as Tropical Depression Karen approaches the U.S. territory and threatens to cause heavy flooding in the island's eastern region. Gov. Wanda Vázquez activated the National...

Puerto Rico faces slow recovery 2 years after Maria

Sep. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Weekly power outages. Hundreds of uncleared landslides. More than 25,000 homes with blue tarps as roofs. Recovery from Hurricane Maria has been slow as Puerto Rico on Friday remembered those who died two years ago. The Category 4 storm killed an estimated 2,975 people in its...