Articles by Danica Coto

Beryl, Season’s First Hurricane, Weakens; Caribbean Islands, Puerto Rico Face Uncertainty

Tropical Storm Beryl moved rapidly westward early Sunday, heading for the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea. Although what had been the Atlantic season’s first hurricane was losing power, residents on islands hit hard by storms …

Puerto Rico Readies for Upcoming Hurricane Season with Lessons from Maria

Federal and local officials said that they are stockpiling radios, food, water and generators in Puerto Rico and demanding rigorous emergency training to prepare the U.S. territory for dealing with any catastrophic storm as the Atlantic hurricane season approaches. In …

FEMA Chief Says Puerto Rico Needs $50 Billion to Rebuild

The administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will take up to an estimated $50 billion to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and warned that the U.S. territory is not ready for another disaster. …

Puerto Rico Governor Orders Review of Hurricane Death Count

Puerto Rico’s governor has announced that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll. …

United Nations Assessing Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico

A United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights met Monday with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as complaints grow about the U.S. government’s response to a Category 4 storm. U.N. envoy Philip Alston toured one of the hardest …

Caribbean Storm Waves Threaten Islands

An Atlantic storm threatened to pummel Puerto Rico and other islands with waves as high as 30 feet (9 meters) beginning late Wednesday, forcing tourists and other Holy Week vacationers to seek alternatives to the beach. The storm spawned tornadoes …