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Study: Hurricane Maria’s death toll 70 times higher than Puerto Rican officials have reported

The hurricane’s devastation left this house in Puerto Rico without a roof (pictured on Sept. 25, 2017) after Hurricane Maria struck the island nearly one week earlier. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Karen Kaplan and Amina Khan | L.A. Times

May 29, 2018

Officials in Puerto Rico say that 64 people lost their lives after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island in September. A new report says that estimate is off _ by about 4,600. If the analysis is correct, it means that for every hurricane-related death that's currently on the books, another 70 fatalities...

Hurricane brings Puerto Rican law students to Pitt

(From left) Rocio Alers, David Canino and Sofía Mendoza Matos traveled from Puerto Rico to Pittsburgh to continue their education through Pitt's law school after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September. (Photos by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Laura Howe | Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

When Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico in September, it left almost the entire island without electricity, and residents had limited access to food and water. David Canino was thankful for the bare essentials. “Even though I didn’t have water or light, nothing happened to my house. S...

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News

October 18, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an overwhelming 80 percent of the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, adequate amounts of food and hospital supplies and, most alarmingly, potable water. Shipments of water can’t keep up with the demand, and the islanders are turning to w...

Editorial: Don’t forget about Puerto Rico in wake of Maria

Hundreds of San Juan residents have taken shelter at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, until Hurricane Maria passes. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 27, 2017

When it made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria was the largest storm the island faced in the last 80 years. Almost the entire population of the island — nearly 3.5 million American citizens — still do not have electricity. Many also do not have running water, and 95 percent of ...

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