Publicado: Sáb, Octubre 07, 2017
Espectáculos | By Galena Nuncio

Reports: Death Toll From Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Rises to 12

Reports: Death Toll From Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Rises to 12

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria still has maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph).

The flooding in so many parts it is still difficult to calculate and rescue workers have only just begun as the number of people hurt or killed remains unknown. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-New York) moved from Puerto Rico when she was 19.

"We all lived through the worst night of our lives, but Puerto Ricans have great inner strength", said Iris Rivera, 53, in San Juan.

The Caribbean has been battered by one hurricane after another in recent weeks. What made it worse was not knowing how their loved ones had fared.

A T-Mobile spokesperson confirmed outages on Puerto Rico. "There's nothing you can do". If everyone would give me a dollar, my goodness.

So far, Martin has raised almost $120,000 in his fundraising campaign.

Cuomo saw Hurricane Maria's devastation up close Puerto Rico on Friday, calling it "heartbreaking" and "much worse than appears on TV".

According to an official from the island's emergency service, the dam could break at any moment. The agency urged people to move to higher ground, in a post on the organisation's web site. They are also without cell phone service.

This is a developing story. Puerto Rico, in terms of infrastructure, will not be the same. "This is an emotional and traumatic time for a lot of people".

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), which owns and operates the power system serving the commonwealth's 3.4 million residents, filed for bankruptcy in July, after years of underinvestment that yielded a grid it called "degraded and unsafe".

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... In a heartfelt Instagram video, Lopez explained that she hasn't been able to stop thinking about the island since the tragedy began.

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