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  • Petitions Emerge Demanding Post-Hurricane ‘After Maria’ Documentary Be Removed From Netflix

    05/29/2019 4:36:11 AM PDT · by cll · 18 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | 5/28/2019
    The release of the original Netflix documentary "After Maria" prompted a wave of emotions and backlash — to the point that thousands have signed various online petitions asking for the short film to be removed from the streaming platform’s library after accusations it is disrespectful and not in tune with the plight of those still in Puerto Rico suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The documentary released last week showcases the story of Puerto Rican women forced to leave the island after Hurricane Maria and the challenges they face in New York. ~ snip ~ The documentary not only...
  • Trump is right: $91B has been earmarked for Puerto Rico disaster recovery

    05/09/2019 11:29:12 AM PDT · by cll · 43 replies
    NotiCel ^ | 5/09/2019
    The article is in Spanish, but this is the relevant part (my translation): In its version [of the Puerto Rico Fiscal Plan, which will serve as the new territorial budget, the Federal Oversight and Management Board] affirms that Puerto Rico will receive [an additional] $82 billion dollars in federal and private funding for hurricane disaster recovery over the next 10 - 15 years.
  • Hurricane Maria’s legacy: Thousands of Puerto Rican students show PTSD symptoms

    04/29/2019 9:37:41 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    PBS ^ | 04/27/2019
    Food shortages, damaged homes, fear of death, loved ones leaving. The cumulative stresses of Hurricane Maria contributed to thousands of schoolchildren developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, in Puerto Rico, according to a study published Friday. The study in JAMA Network Open found that 7.2% of the students reported “clinically significant” symptoms of PTSD. More girls tended to show signs of PTSD than boys. Researchers surveyed 96,108 public school students five to nine months after the 2017 hurricane. The cohort included youth in third through 12th grades across different regions of the island. That just speaks to how...
  • Puerto Rico will demolish thousands of Hurricane Maria-damaged structures

    04/25/2019 6:30:39 AM PDT · by cll · 31 replies
    AP via Fox5 ^ | 4/23/2019
    <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico's government plans to demolish 16,000 structures that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago.</p> <p>Officials said Tuesday that they expect to obtain $400 million in federal funds for the project, pending approval by federal officials.</p>
  • Survivors of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle fear they have been forgotten

    04/07/2019 8:47:27 AM PDT · by devane617 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/06/2019 | Patricia Sullivan and Patricia Sullivan
    MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — The towering debris piles that lined Highway 98 are gone now, six months after the 16-foot storm surge from Hurricane Michael pulverized this town. But smaller berms of waste remain: concrete blocks, rebar, pipes and planks, mounded like artificial dunes on the side of the road.
  • Dems: Trump must apologize for refusing to accept Puerto Rico death toll

    09/19/2018 8:37:36 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 76 replies
    new york compost ^ | September 19, 2018 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – More than 130 Democrats from the House and Senate signed a letter to President Trump demanding he apologize to the people of Puerto Rico for refusing to accept the official death toll for Hurricane Maria.
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCabe’s FBI Tried to Re-engage Christopher Steele After Comey Was Fired

    01/15/2019 7:49:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | January 14, 2019 Updated: January 15, 2019 | By Jeff Carlson
    In the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, the FBI, under Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought to re-engage with former MI6 spy and author of the Steele dossier, Christopher Steele. The FBI’s attempts to re-engage Steele, who had been fired by the FBI six months earlier for breaking protocol by talking to reporters, were soon thwarted by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. McCabe appears to have been blindsided by the appointment of Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel on May 17, 2017, the day after a meeting with Trump...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/26/2018 4:22:45 AM PST · by cll · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/2018 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

    11/20/2018 8:17:39 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 4 replies
    WRALTV - AP ^ | 11/20/18 | STEVE REED
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets a big hug and a thank you. "It means he hasn't forgotten," Parker told The Associated Press about Jordan's visit to Wilmington, North Carolina. "It means we are important." Jordan returned to his hometown wearing North Carolina Tar Heels blue and met with some hurricane victims, many...
  • Price Gouging During a Natural Disaster

    10/24/2018 11:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 24, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Thirteen states -- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia -- have enacted laws to combat what is seen as price gouging in the wake of natural disasters. Price gouging is legally defined as charging 10 to 25 percent more for something than you charged for it during the month before an emergency. Sellers convicted of price gouging face prison terms and fines. Price gouging in the wake of natural disasters is often seen as evil exploitation by sellers to rip off desperate customers. Let's hold off on that...
  • Intensifying Hurricane Willa Headed Directly Toward 10,000 Migrant Caravan Path

    10/22/2018 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 71 replies
    News Intensifying Hurricane Willa Headed Directly Toward 10,000 Migrant Caravan Path Update 10/22: Hurricane Willa, as reported by the National Hurricane Center, is now a Category 5 hurricane.It appears that the migrant caravan, which has been reported to upward of 10,000 strong, might run into some extra trouble on their march to seek American asylum. A massive hurricane (named Willa) is set to cross the path that the migrants will eventually cross. There’s also a slightly smaller disturbance named Vincente to the south of Willa that meteorologists say will be consumed by the massively growing Willa, but will still...
  • 'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

    10/22/2018 12:48:22 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | 22 Oct 18 | Max Golembo
    Hurricane Willa strengthened to a powerful Category 5 storm Monday morning, taking aim at the Mexican coast and threatening to deliver life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain. Now packing 160 mph winds, some strengthening was still possible for the storm Monday, making Willa "potentially catastrophic" for Mexico, the National Hurricane Center warned. It's expected to weaken when it makes landfall Tuesday but is forecast to bring large waves, dangerous storm surge, gusty winds and heavy rain. Mexico will begin to feel the impacts of Willa late Tuesday morning. The storm is forecast to make landfall south of Mazatlan Tuesday night...
  • Hurricane Willa Threatens Migrant Caravan: Storm Due to Hit Mexico, Experts Warn

    10/22/2018 5:18:58 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 68 replies
    NN ^ | 10/22/18 | Jay Greenberg
    As the migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, swelling to a massive 7,000 strong herd following a dramatic storm of the Guatemala-Mexican border over the weekend, the army of immigrants now faces a new threat from Hurricane Willa as it makes it's way to the United States Southern Border. Forecasters are now warning that the "extremely dangerous" category 4 storm will make landfall on Tuesday/Wednesday and is heading for the path that the migrant caravan will eventually cross as it pushes toward the US seeking American asylum.
  • Hurricane making its way toward Mexico gains strength

    10/21/2018 3:01:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/18
    Hurricane Willa, which is making its way toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, gained strength on Sunday and is now a Category 3 hurricane, the US National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane had maximum sustained winds of about 115 miles per hour and additional strengthening is expected over the next day, it added. Willa is expected to become a dangerous Category 4 hurricane by Sunday night or Monday...
  • FBI agents raid San Juan government offices as part of investigation into fraud, corruption

    10/18/2018 7:24:45 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    FBI agents this week raided the municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico – rooting through documents and seizing digital records as part of a widespread investigation into fraud and obstruction of justice charges tied to the city government. San Juan’s purchasing division was the target of the raid. And while FBI special agent Douglas Leff did not implicate Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in the raid, he did tell local media that “we are going to follow the investigation where it leads us.”Cruz tweeted Tuesday that she has instructed city officials to cooperate with federal authorities and said, “If someone...
  • Good News: Waffle House Food Truck Feeds Hurricane Victims

    10/18/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    The diner chain has its food truck in Panama City and they’re giving out free, tasty food to residents and relief workers. The beloved Southern eatery is known for staying open and cutting prices during hurricanes and they’ve been feeding hungry folks there for days from their truck. Waffle House has been tweeting photos of people lined up at the food truck, along with their location for the day and the hashtag, "#ScatteredSmotheredandRecover.
  • Election Changes Urged in Storm-Ravaged Areas

    10/17/2018 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 17 October 2018 | Jim Turner News Service of Florida
    Okaloosa County Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux, who serves as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, wants the state to consider changes for the general election --- from emailed vote-by-mail ballots to combining precincts --- to help people directly affected by Hurricane Michael. Noting polling places may not be available and that some poll workers might not have returned to their homes, Lux in an email Sunday to Secretary of State Ken Detzner urged the creation of “mega-precincts” for election day. Detzner, the state’s chief elections official, advised Lux he wanted to hear firsthand...
  • Why the plane loss at Tindall AFB ? (Vanity)

    10/16/2018 3:16:15 PM PDT · by llevrok · 58 replies
    10/16/2018 | Me
    I am no military vet, so this is perhaps a naive question - A number of planes at Tindall were left on base and suffered partial or full damage. Some were F22's, no small loss. Why were not all planes flown out the day before when it was obvious this was going to be ground zero for Hurricane Michael or near it? Were they hanger queens and not flight ready? Or were there not the crews ready to fly them out? It seems strange to me so many flying assets were left back.
  • My Weekend Trip to Panama City, FL

    10/15/2018 8:33:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    On The Ground Report | 10/15/2018 | Red Badger
    Saturday morning my wife and I took off from Fort Walton Beach on our motorcycles to go to Panama City and check on my sister and her family and my wife's cousin and her family. We had not heard much info from either of them since Wednesday, when Hurricane Michael hit, just that they were 'safe' and everybody was alive, thanks be to God Almighty. On the way, down Highway 98, we saw convoys of people, possibly church groups, in pick-ups full of bottled water and other such necessities. We saw many, many work trucks for tree services from as...