Hurricane Maria

Woman standing in doorway

A year after Maria, Puerto Rican college students find home – on the island and off

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Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.

A young woman stands in front of a gray building.

Puerto Rico’s public university system is in disarray. But it’s not just because of Hurricane Maria.

Marc Noisette of Westchester County, New York fixes the cables on an electric post opposite the Cathedral of San Juan in the historic quarter of Puerto Rico's capital.

In San Juan, they’re going street by street, house by house, turning the lights back on

Hospitals in the US mainland are facing shortages of IV fluids and medicine because of Hurricane Maria's damage to Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Then it caused a ripple effect in mainland hospitals.

Lin-Manuel Miranda in "Hamilton" on opening night on Broadway in New York, Aug. 6, 2015.

Lin-Manuel Miranda will bring ‘Hamilton’ to Puerto Rico

A young girl looks back after getting her shoe stuck in the mud while carrying supplies

The real death toll in Puerto Rico is probably 450 — much higher than the official count


The official count is now 48 deaths. But reporters thought that number seemed off.

Water falls from a pipe onto the street. A woman in the background is bent at the waist and washes her hair in the running water, while a man holds a child and watches the woman.

We asked Puerto Ricans about their future plans. Many want to stay and rebuild.


Hear directly from some of them.

The sun rises behind the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch, May 18, 2012. Facebook Inc, will begin trading on the Nasdaq market on Friday, with it's initial public offering at $38 per share, valuing the w

Tech companies are helping in Puerto Rico. Residents are unsure if it’s aid or really an investment.


Facebook, Alphabet and Tesla are among the tech giants stepping up efforts to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans have differing opinions about those efforts.

A man stands inside of a destroyed supermarket by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Sept. 29, 2017.

Trump bashes Puerto Rico’s leaders: ‘They want everything to be done for them’


President Donald Trump attacked the mayor of San Juan “and others in Puerto Rico” after she criticized the pace of federal relief efforts after Hurricane Maria.

U.S. Marines and Navy corpsmen attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 speak with local civilian employees during an assessment of Hospital Oriente’s medical and operational needs as part

When disaster strikes, it’s the US military that’s often the most capable responder


There have been questions about the speed with which the Trump administration has moved to deploy the US military after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. “It feels a little bit slow,” says one former US Navy admiral.