For example, Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s power grid. So, someone whose life depended on a dialysis machine would no longer be able to use one.
Why Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria is so much higher than officials thought January 3, 2018 6.54am EST Hurricane Maria’s destruction may have led to many hundreds more deaths
Jun 04, 2018 · Santos-Lozada, Alexis R. “Why Puerto Rico’s Death Toll from Hurricane Maria Is So Much Higher than Officials Thought.” The Conversation. 3 January 2018.
Why Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria is so much higher than officials thought June 1, 2018 by Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, The Conversation A broken power grid in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
That statement concluded Puerto Rico Secretary of Public Safety Héctor Pesquera’s press conference before Hurricane Maria. As of December 29, 2017, the Department of Public Safety had certified 64 deaths due to Hurricane Maria. Pesquera was one of the fiercest protectors of that official death count.
Hurricane Maria was the first storm to destroy the power grid in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is six months away from the next hurricane season and experts predict it will be an active one. Finally, minimized figures could weaken efforts to provide relief to communities affected by the hurricane at the local and international level.
Why Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria is so much higher than officials thought Posted May 31, 2018 by JoEllen Schilke & filed under Caribbean , Human Rights , Hurricane , News and Public Affairs , Puerto Rico .
On Thursday, the Puerto Rican government announced that Hurricane Maria contributed to the deaths of nearly 1500 people—a significant increase from the initial death toll estimate of 16.
Jan 20, 2018 · Why Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria is much higher than officials thought Hurricane Maria’s destruction may have led to many hundreds more deaths than originally estimated Alexis
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on May 29 estimates that the Puerto Rico death toll associated with Hurricane Maria is at least 4,654, over 70 times the original
May 29, 2018 · Perhaps 5,000 people died in Puerto Rico in 2017 for reasons related to September’s Hurricane Maria, according to a study that dismisses the official death toll of …