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Source: NBC News

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

13-Feb-2018

An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history.

Heavy black smoke billowed from the substation as neighbors in the area described on social media seeing the sky turn orange following a loud explosion.

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Source: CBS News

Why so many medicines are in short supply months after Hurricane Maria

13-Feb-2018

Even with the recovery efforts, the disruption in manufacturing and the continued troubles with power stability may mean at least another few months lag in supply, Fox predicted.

Before Maria, for instance, there was already a problem with saline supply because of quality problems at a California manufacturing plant. Another example: hospital workers have noticed shortages of Atenolol, a commonly prescribed medication for high blood pressure.

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Source: New York Times

What Life Is Like in a Hurricane Hotel

Wednesday 14:33 GMT

Soon after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, as the vastness of the storm’s wrath became increasingly evident, my boss, the Metro editor of The Times, asked me to focus on stories that examined how the storm’s toll would ripple its way to the mainland United States and to New York, where deep ties had been forged over generations.

In most of the rooms were families who had fled their homes in Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria and were living in the hotel in Connecticut while they tried to figure out whether they could go back home or would have to start over elsewhere.


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