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Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming firesDURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming.



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Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming firesDURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming.



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Puerto Rican Day Parade to spotlight hurricane recovery efforts

Puerto Rican Day Parade to spotlight hurricane recovery effortsOrganizers and participants want make it clear that months after Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico, the U.S. island territory is still struggling.



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Puerto Rican Day Parade to shine light on hurricane struggle

Puerto Rican Day Parade to shine light on hurricane struggleNEW YORK (AP) — There will be floats, musicians and brightly colored costumes when the Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way along Fifth Avenue this Sunday, as there always are.



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White House says it's done 'the best we can' on hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico

White House says it's done 'the best we can' on hurricane recovery in Puerto RicoPress secretary Sarah Sanders defended the White House's response to the storm in Puerto Rico despite staggering death toll estimates.



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Democrats call for investigation into Hurricane Maria's Puerto Rico death toll

Democrats call for investigation into Hurricane Maria's Puerto Rico death tollFourteen Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources have asked committee chair Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, for a “timely” hearing into the central claim of a Harvard study that 4,645 people died last year in Puerto Rico as a result of the hurricane.



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Hurricane Maria's Death Toll Was Decades In The Making

Hurricane Maria's Death Toll Was Decades In The MakingThe New England Journal of Medicine released a study Tuesday estimating that



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Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto Rico

Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto RicoCritics of the federal response to Maria, comparing it to the relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, believe it would have been more effective if the U.S. territory were a state with representation in Washington.



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Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria 73 times official tally: study

Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria 73 times official tally: studyMany residents subsequently left.A closer look at the Buckee calculation shows that while the researchers estimate 4,645 deaths, statistically there’s a 95 percent chance that the actual number could be as low as 793 and as high as 8,498. When the researchers tried to adjust for the fact that people living in single-person households couldn’t report their own death, they estimated 5,740 excess deaths, with a margin of error ranging from 1,506 and 9,889.The Buckee number is more than four times higher than a December estimate by the New York Times, which reported that the actual death toll was probably about 1,052 excess deaths based on data from the island’s vital statistics bureau and a comparison of deaths during a comparable period in the two previous years.



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The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane Maria

The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane MariaSeven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still dealing with the fallout as it experienced an island-wide blackout on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital can't believe this tiny firm's $ 300 million contract This latest power outage follows a series of outages in the months since Maria. Just last week, half of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) customers lost power when a tree fell across a major power line. And in November 2017, San Juan and several other cities lost power at least twice due to a failure.  The entire electrical system in Puerto Rico collapses AGAIN! Back to September 20th. @DavidBegnaud @leylasantiago @maddow @stephencolbertr — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018 Per CNN, PREPA is focusing primary efforts on getting power back to hospital and water services as well as banks and the city of San Juan. The outage was reportedly caused when an excavator hit a main transmission line while clearing vegetation. PREPA is hoping to have power restored in the next 24 to 36 hours One spotlight event will go on as scheduled, though. The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are in San Juan for a two-game series and Wednesday's night game will go forward as planned thanks to generators to power the lights at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.  All emergency systems at Hiram Bithorn Stadium have been tested just now and are fully functional. The game will GO ON. Nothing will stop us pic.twitter.com/u4jpCkjc1Q — Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) April 18, 2018 The island's infrastructure and power grid were already fragile
before Maria struck in late September 2017, lashing the island with sustained winds of up to 140 miles per hour, throwing the entire island into the dark and straining resources.  Controversy has followed recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, including President Trump's disastrous response to the storm and the much-debated contract initially given to Whitefish Energy to repair the power infrastructure. And the exact death toll from the storm is still unknown; while the official number stands at 65, this number is likely far too low, with some estimates pegging it at closer to 1,000.



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