Puerto Rico

US to meet 90% of Puerto Rico's reconstruction cost

US President Donald Trump has authorised an increase in the disaster assistance to Puerto Rico, taking up 90 per cent of the cost of rebuilding public infrastructure, including restoring the power grid destroyed by hurricane Maria in September.

Nov 03, 2017, 15:56 PM IST
US warns Puerto Rico against tapping water at toxic waste sites

US warns Puerto Rico against tapping water at toxic waste sites

The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.

Oct 12, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
Trump meets victims, responders in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Trump meets victims, responders in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday on a mission to reassure the island`s struggling residents that he is committed to their recovery from a devastating hurricane that has tested his ability to manage natural disasters.

Oct 03, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Hurricane Maria: US President Donald Trump to survey hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria: US President Donald Trump to survey hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

Donald Trump will survey hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico Tuesday, hoping to underscore government recovery efforts and repair damage done by his contentious early response to the crisis.

Oct 03, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

President Donald Trump on Sunday defended US efforts to bring relief to storm-battered Puerto Rico, even as one island official said Trump was trying to gloss over "things that are not going well."

Oct 02, 2017, 06:32 AM IST
Donald Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

Donald Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

Trump`s criticism of Cruz and of Puerto Ricans` efforts drew sharp retorts from mainland politicians, even from within his own Republican Party.

Oct 01, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
Donald Trump lifts Puerto Rico shipping restrictions

Donald Trump lifts Puerto Rico shipping restrictions

On Wednesday, the US military swung into action, stepping up an air bridge to the island and assigning a brigadier general to coordinate the relief effort.

 

Sep 28, 2017, 22:29 PM IST
97% Puerto Ricans still without electricity, claims Governor Ricardo Rossello

97% Puerto Ricans still without electricity, claims Governor Ricardo Rossello

About 97 percent of Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents were still without electricity, one week after Hurricane Maria slammed into the US territory.

Sep 28, 2017, 11:47 AM IST

Tropical Storm Pilar skirts Mexico coast with rain and wind

Pilar had maximum sustained winds of 65 kph last night and its centre was about 155 kilometres south of Mazatlan.

Sep 25, 2017, 11:18 AM IST
Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

With phone service out, the doctors had called one of the island`s radio stations, which broadcast their plea for help in locating the couple.

Sep 25, 2017, 10:23 AM IST

New York Gov Cuomo pledges state aid effort for Puerto Rico

Lopez, co-chair of the Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort, urged people to support Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Mexico with donations and contributions.

Sep 25, 2017, 05:58 AM IST
Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico's misery after hurricane

Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico's misery after hurricane

"We saw directly the damage to the Guajataca dam," Governor Ricardo Rossello said in a Spanish-language Twitter message on Saturday while reinforcing his request that people leave the area as soon as possible.

Sep 24, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

"All Areas surrounding the Guajataca River should evacuate NOW. Their lives are in DANGER!," the service said in a tweet. Flooding has already begun downstream, it said.

Sep 23, 2017, 22:49 PM IST
At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean

At least 25 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean

"There`s no water, no power, nothing," said Rogelio Jimenez, a 34-year-old restaurant worker, as he cleared fallen roofing from the front of his pizzeria.

Sep 22, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

The storm hit at a time of financial troubles in Puerto Rico, which is facing the largest municipal debt crisis in US history.

 

Sep 22, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
Puerto Rico 'obliterated' by Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump

Puerto Rico 'obliterated' by Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump

The United States territory of Puerto Rico has been "absolutely obliterated" by Hurricane Irma and its electricity network has been destroyed, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. 

Sep 21, 2017, 22:14 PM IST
Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump declared a major disaster in the U.S. Virgin Islands and ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:29 PM IST

Eye of Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico: Forecasters

The eye of Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday, pummeling the island as a Category Four storm with winds of 155 miles per hour, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Sep 20, 2017, 18:37 PM IST
Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward US Virgin Islands

Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward US Virgin Islands

Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. 

Sep 19, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Caribbean faces another major hurricane as Maria bears down

Caribbean faces another major hurricane as Maria bears down

Streets were flooded in some residential parts of the island of Barbados, which had been experiencing heavy rain since Sunday as the storm approached.

Sep 19, 2017, 00:28 AM IST