Puerto Rico "could have been better prepared" for hurricane

Hurricane Maria Death Toll Drastically Increases Trump Defends US Response

The report was conducted in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health and commissioned by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello. Puerto Rican residents have protested the government's previous refusal to raise the death toll, the Post said, sometimes setting thousands of pairs of shoes in front of the Puerto Rican Capitol building in San Juan with names of the dead.

The report is based on an analysis of death certificates and other mortality data for six months from September 2017 through February 2018.

He echoed one finding in the report - that doctors "lacked awareness" on how to appropriately certify deaths attributed to natural disasters.

They say the elderly and impoverished were most at risk.

Trump's comments on Wednesday were not the first time he has praised the federal response in Puerto Rico. "Stay here and be homeless, or move to Puerto Rico and be unemployed or have no home and struggle there". He added that he could only apply the law and not require FEMA "to do that which in a humanitarian and caring world should be done".

"I think the government was negligent", Christian told us. On Aug. 28, he raised the official death toll to 2,975 from 64. Overall, the study found that 22% more deaths than normally would have occurred during that period in Puerto Rico occurred following the hurricane.

The White House is responding to a new estimate that dramatically increases the Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico.

FILE PHOTO: Ysamar Figueroa carrying her son Saniel, looks at the damage in the neighbourhood after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria, in Canovanas, Puerto Rico September 26, 2017.

UN Calls on Russia to Forestall Syria Battle With '10000 Terrorists'
De Mistura asked if it's necessary to create a "worst-case scenario" just to secure Syrian government access to the roads. The country has been consumed by war since demonstrations broke out against Assad in 2011.

Additional research must be done to understand how the hurricane was involved in the excess deaths identified in this study.

A judge says the federal government can end a temporary housing vouching program for hundreds of Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees.

The same thing happened with the death count and other relief efforts, said Blondet.

"We did not cherry-pick, I can promise you", Goldman said. "Everybody around this table and everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico". They also said the public health system needs to be strengthened, though Goldman said they don't know yet whether those weaknesses contributed to storm-related deaths.

For months, there's been speculation the death toll was much higher than what the government was reporting.

Rescue workers come to the rescue after Hurricane Maria.

Rossello pledged to carry out the recommendations, though there are questions about Puerto Rico's ability to do so.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pep Guardiola backs Jose Mourinho to turn things around
Sep 02, 2018 - 02:38
He was similarly defiant when asked if that would still apply if he failed to win the championship with United. It is always in the whole that you find the truth, ' Mourinho said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New iPhone XS leaked ahead of Apple’s 12 September reveal
Sep 02, 2018 - 02:24
The new Apple Watch models will include larger screens that cover almost the entire front of the watch. Apple shares rose 1.5 percent to $226.37 on Thursday afternoon in NY .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea fans made an exciting observation about Mateo Kovacic in Bournemouth win
Sep 02, 2018 - 01:32
Marcos Alonso has made an impressive start to Chelsea's season. I think it's very hard to recover this gap in only one season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran asks UN's highest court to suspend United States sanctions
Sep 02, 2018 - 01:27
The Ayatollah also said Iran could terminate the 2015 nuclear deal ahead of the impending oil embargo from the U.S. Lawmakers dissatisfied with the president's replies voted to reject four out of five of them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prosecutors miss deadline, charges dropped against 3 in 'filthy' compound case
Sep 01, 2018 - 04:47
Prosecutors have other options for pursuing charges against the three - Lucas Morton, Subhannah Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj. Their pleas came after a judge dismissed child neglect charges filed against them earlier this month.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yankees acquire OF McCutchen
Sep 01, 2018 - 04:22
The playoff-contending New York Yankees are close to completing a trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen . Prior to his arrival in the Bay Area last winter, McCutchen spent the first nine seasons of his career in Pittsburgh.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Frank Field says Labour have threatened to eject him over resignation
Sep 01, 2018 - 03:40
Mr Field also raised concern about the "thuggish conduct" of some members in his local party and the lack of action against them. I said I wished to remain a member and I wished at some stage, when these reforms are done, to seek the Labour whip again.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL show up at the FCC
Sep 01, 2018 - 03:39
Separately, the frame of the smartphone boasts a glossy finish and is home to an elongated volume rocker and a power button. The person lucky enough to hold the Google Pixel 3 in his hands also took some screenshots (below) of its specs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NBC Slapped With Damning Accusations Over Alleged Cover-Up Of #MeToo Bombshell Report
Sep 01, 2018 - 02:46
Besides, this wouldn't be the first time that the Powers That Be at NBC News ignored or squashed reports of abusive, powerful men. In a statement to the Times responding to McHugh's claims, Farrow praised his former producer and offered words of support.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top RBI’s latest report is clinching evidence that demonetisation was a failure
Aug 31, 2018 - 03:39
This means that just Rs 10,720 crore of the junked currency notes did not return to the banking system. Thousands of SME (small and medium enterprises) units were shut down.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple announces special event for September 12
Aug 31, 2018 - 03:16
So, if you love all things Apple, it seems September 12 is the date you definitely need to put in your diary. Reports suggest that the new A12 chipset will be 20 per cent faster and consume 40 per cent less power.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station
Aug 31, 2018 - 03:01
Controllers at NASA said their readings also showed that the pressure had stabilized, and they continued to monitor the situation. After some debate, Russian controllers agreed with NASA's team to take more time to investigate the leak.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nick Kyrgios already thinking of US Open clash with Swiss legend
Aug 31, 2018 - 02:29
Here, Press Association Sport Tennis Correspondent Eleanor Crooks picks out 10 other players looking to make headlines in NY . Murray now goes into a first major in over a year with a very different feeling about his chances and about his game.

Packers, Aaron Rodgers Agree To Massive Contract Extension
Aug 30, 2018 - 03:17
Ian Rapoport of the network adds Rodgers will receive more than $80 million from the deal by March 2019. With the new extension Rodgers, 34, will likely play the remainder of his career in Green Bay.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. Open 2018: Tournament apologizes for Cornet's shirt-change code violation
Aug 30, 2018 - 02:44
Female players, if they choose, may also change their shirts in a more private location close to the court, when available. Cornet returned from a break in action during her match Tuesday with her shirt on backward.