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For a recovering restaurant in Puerto Rico, sometimes it's just about making it through the day

Aug 29, 2018
An executive chef in San Juan describes life in the food industry post-Hurricane Maria.
An American flag and Puerto Rican flag fly next to each other in Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.
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Investors flock to previously flooded Houston neighborhoods with hopes of big returns

Aug 22, 2018
Some homeowners are eager to sell, but officials fear new renters will be put in harm's way.
In the Meyerland neighborhood in southwest Houston, Texas, house debris is still being cleared a year after Hurricane Harvey.
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Why the death toll in Puerto Rico matters

Jun 1, 2018
In practical terms, the island has to prepare for the next big disaster.
People march to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts in San Juan, Puerto Rico in May.
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West Virginia effort to aid Puerto Rico is caught in Trump’s solar tariffs

Jun 1, 2018
With 2018's hurricane season starting, some families are still recovering from last year's storms.
Months after the storms, many communities on the island have no electricity.
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With recovery from 2017 storms still underway, hurricane season begins June 1

May 25, 2018
Last year was the most damaging hurricane season on record, with storms Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaking hundreds of millions of dollars of destruction across the United States. The 2018 season gets underway in June, and some forecasters are predicting a normal to above-normal season. What does that mean for getting flood insurance coverage? Click […]

Following the hurricane, recovery in Puerto Rico takes different forms

We revisit a dairy farmer, a convenience store owner, a homeowner and a community center to see where things stand seven months after Hurricane Maria.
Clockwise from top left: Juan Orta says he's spent $75,000 of his own money to reopen his convenience store in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; Cows at Vaqueria Ceiba del Mar in Hatillo, Puerto Rico; Luis Martinez, owner of Ceiba del Mar; Glorimar Rivera who lives on a street that was once covered in power lines and fallen poles.
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Puerto Rico governor says to people in informal housing "It's time to go"

Apr 27, 2018
We check in with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on housing, education, pensions, and who is actually in charge.
Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in his office in San Juan in 2018.
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Puerto Rico's search for investors amid disaster recovery

Feb 23, 2018
The government estimates an 11 percent drop in the economy next year.
Department of Economic Development and Commerce Secretary Manuel Laboy, left, speaks onstage during the Pathway to the Future: Opportunities of an Economic Transformation Forum at PlayStation Theater on Feb. 15 in New York City. Top Puerto Rico government officials announced that Puerto Rico is open for business.
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Protesters rally against foreclosures on Puerto Rican families affected by Hurricane Maria, outside the offices of TPG Capital, Dec. 20, 2017 in New York City. The activists claims that TPG Capital's mortgage service companies are aggressively foreclosing on families in Puerto Rico after many people were displaced from their homes following Hurricane Maria.
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With California Freeway damaged by mudslides, commuters find alternatives

Jan 17, 2018
California commuters are relying on whale watching ferries and Amtrack to get to work while the 101 Freeway is under repair.
The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner is operating more (and longer) commuter trains along the Santa Barbara-Ventura coast while the 101 Freeway and other major roadways are closed off due to storm and mudslide damage.  
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