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On September 6, 2017 Puerto Rico was hit by hurricane Irma. They experienced a deluge and 100 mile- per- hour gust of winds, but it avoids the worst of the storm’s effects. In result, four people was killed and about two-thirds of the island’s electricity was cut off and about 34% of its population lost access to clean water. Fourteen days later Puerto Rico was hit again by hurricane Maria which is one of the worst natural disasters to ever strike the U.S. territory. The hurricane was a category 4 with a maximum of 155 miles per hour at landfall on September 20, 2017. The death toll rate was 2,975 as of 8/28/18. In result of Maria Puerto Rico entire electrical grid failed, water systems were inoperable, and debris from Maria shut down all but 400 miles of the U.S territories 16,700 miles of road ("Hurricane Maria - Timeline of Events - before, during and after", 2017). President Donald Trump and the federal government have been criticized for their inefficient response in the wake of the devastation in Puerto Rico from hurricane Maria. A little over a week after Hurricane
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  • Fall '09
  • AnneHacker
  • President of the United States, Federal government of the United States

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