Latest Typhoon 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,...

When disaster strikes, Chef Jose Andres is on the ground

Sep. 27, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After earthquakes, as hurricanes blow and drench, when wildfires chew through neighborhoods and volcanoes spew deadly lava, look for a gregarious chef toting huge and mighty paella pans. His name is Jose Andres, and he might just be changing some rules on how expedient food relief is...

Karen exits Caribbean after toppling bridge, cutting power

Sep. 25, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported a downed bridge, limited power outages, flooding and landslides as Tropical Storm Karen swirled away from the northeast Caribbean on Wednesday. Schools remained closed in Puerto Rico, although government offices...

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...