Already vulnerable Puerto Rico struggles to recover from hurricanes

Tracey Samuelson Sep 26, 2017
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Already vulnerable Puerto Rico struggles to recover from hurricanes

Tracey Samuelson Sep 26, 2017
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President Donald Trump today said he’ll head to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday to survey damage from Hurricane Maria. Some 3.5 million residents in Puerto Rico remain without power. Food and water are scarce in the territories, and everything about the recovery is more complicated because the islands have vulnerable infrastructure. 

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