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Puerto Rico's health secretary says officials discovered a cache of urgently needed personal protective equipment at a hospital in the nearby island of Vieques, that has remained closed since Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory in September 2017.

Puerto Rico’s governor and health secretary say medical equipment and supplies (some expired) have been found in the old hospital in Vieques that’s been abandoned since Hurricane Maria in 2017. They’re now going to try to salvage what they can. Background:

Lawmakers said their concerns stem from a series of actions the Trump admin. has taken "to delay and impede the island’s economic and health care disaster recovery" following the 2017 Hurricane Maria and January's multiple earthquakes.

Employees managed to keep this Puerto Rican cheese factory running after Hurricane Maria

Can 1 person make a difference when thousands are left homeless? That was a question Ron Batt asked himself after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico in 2017.

Coronavirus is crippling the U.S. economy. But what about Puerto Rico, where the economy has been in a decades-long recession and where towns are still rebuilding from Hurricane Maria?

Puerto Rico, still reeling from Hurricane Maria, has found a stockpile of medical supplies that have been in a hospital on the nearby island of Viequez closed since the storm hit in 2017. They found masks, gowns, gloves and face shields in good condition.

My dad sent me this today. He cooks for my mom every night. Has been doing it for years. They live in Puerto Rico and have been through Hurricane Maria, the earthquake and now Covid-19. Humble people who work hard,…

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey cut through Texas. Then, Irma swept through Florida and Maria devastated Puerto Rico. The federal Disaster Distress Helpline saw a surge in calls and texts. Nothing topped that since — until now. (w/ @MotherJones )

A preview of Trump's response to the #coronavirus  pandemic from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017. He obsessively trashed the mayor of San Juan for months afterward for complaining about the lack of aid.

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Remember after Hurricane Maria, Trump flew down to Puerto Rico where he bragged about a death count of 15 that everyone knew was wrong. He then faced ZERO consequences when it turned out the # of deaths caused by the hurricane and aftermath was more like 3000.

Puerto Rican politicians tried to make it look like President Trump wasn’t sending aid to them after Hurricane Maria in 2017 A video has surfaced showing aid sitting unused in a warehouse They were hiding aid from their citizens who needed it desperately This is disturbing

“When Trump visited the island territory last October, OFFICIALS told him in a briefing 16 PEOPLE had died from Maria.” The Washington Post. This was long AFTER the hurricane took place. Over many months it went to 64 PEOPLE. Then, like magic, “3000 PEOPLE KILLED.” They hired....

BREAKING: Pres. Trump rejects independent study that reports an estimated 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico in 5 months after Hurricane Maria; provides no evidence to discount the study; declares, without evidence, that the higher death toll is political ploy to make him look bad.

#FakeNews - The Hurricane Maria death tolls have been inflated & President was right to call out organizations who threw out science and statistics to try to discredit his administration. #MAGA  #TrumpTrain  #Dobbs 

No, – the Hurricane Maria response was NOT an "incredible unsung success.” Nearly 3,000 US citizens in Puerto Rico died. I've spent a year pushing your Administration on its many failures there. You need to face reality and do your job.

Hurricane Katrina killed 1,833 people. September 11th killed 2,977 people. Hurricane Maria killed 4,645 people. Don’t forget Puerto Rico. ??

We are the wealthiest country in the history of the world. How is it possible that 2 months after Hurricane Maria half the people of Puerto Rico don't have electricity?

The Puerto Rican government just updated the official death count for Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 people. and his Administration utterly failed in their response, and US citizens died. That's the appalling, tragic reality.

Death count in Puerto Rico due to Maria has quadrupled since @POTUS  gave himself a big thumbs up for holding down hurricane fatalities.

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