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FEMA admits it wasn't ready for 2017 hurricanes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency "could have better anticipated the severity of hurricanes" that last year devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the agency has acknowledged.

At FEMA, Trump mum on new Puerto Rico death toll

President Donald Trump visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday, just over a week after a new Harvard study estimated more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico died in Hurricane Maria and its aftermath.

Puerto Rico ordered to release death records

The Puerto Rican government has seven days to release death certificates and related data to CNN and a local journalism organization investigating the true toll of Hurricane Maria, a Puerto Rican judge ruled Monday.

Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

An estimated 4,645 people died in Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in Puerto Rico, according to an academic report published Tuesday in a prestigious medical journal. That figure dwarfs Puerto Rico's official death toll of 64, which the article's authors called a "substantial underestimate" of Hurricane Maria's death toll.

Puerto Rico suffers island-wide power outage

With most of Puerto Rico in the dark Wednesday night, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a tweet that he has suggested Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority cancel its contract with a subcontractor that caused an island-wide power outage.