Reading vigil marks one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria

Reading vigil marks one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria

Shuttered businesses, blue tarp roofs and extensively damaged homes can still be seen throughout Puerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island with 150 mile-per-hour winds, and access to electricity and fresh water remain spotty.

The work was part of the CUNY Service Corps - Puerto Rico effort and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative.

Rossell, who has been reluctant to contradict the President in the past over his handling of the hurricane, previously disputed Trump's statement on the revised death toll, telling CBS News, "Neither the people of Puerto Rico nor the victims deserve their pain to be questioned".

"They would say, 'You may have damages, but this house is livable, '" Héctor M. Pesquera, the secretary of public safety for Puerto Rico, told the Times.

Ilanys Hernandez, who now lives in Bridgeport, was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.

The island only recently achieved 100-percent restoration of power after many residents went nearly a year without.

One year after Maria, Puerto Rico still rebuilding

He said the exhibition walks a fine line, with some paintings showing lovely landscapes alongside trailers set up by Puerto Rico's forensics institute as part of the effort to try to identify the bodies of those who perished in the storm. To every family who has lost a loved one in these really devastating hurricanes and storms: All of America grieves with you. The initial toll was listed as 64 deaths, but several studies since then have pegged the number as much higher, partly because in the storm's aftermath, ailing island residents were unable to get the medical treatment they needed because of blocked roads or lack of electrical power they needed for surgeries and medical care.

In recent weeks, Puerto Ricans have become increasingly angry and frustrated as President Donald Trump touted what he said was a "fantastic" response to Hurricane Maria, calling it an "unsung success" as he denied the official death toll without presenting any evidence.

"When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths".

According to the Puerto Rican government, the updated death toll is just shy of 3,000, making it one of the deadliest storms in USA history.

Trump also alleged the figure was raised by Democrats "in order to make me look as bad as possible".

In its 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Impact on Communications Report, released in August 2018, the Commission highlighted Chairman Pai's visit to Puerto Rico, the "repurposed funds" sent to the island, and regulator waivers that were granted as the bulk of "the numerous actions" of aid the Commission has taken. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list.

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