One year ago, Hurricane Maria swept across the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, leaving devastation in its wake. It was the third strongest storm in US history.
The death toll in the months after Hurricane Maria has been raised from 64 to 2,975 by the island's governor. The study found poor people and elderly men had been most at risk when the hurricane struck last September.
Harvard researchers have put the death toll from Hurricane Maria at 4,645 — more than 70 times higher than official figures. The storm caused more than $90 billion in damage.
Hurricane Maria, the second megastorm to hit the Caribbean this month, has caused widespread damage in Puerto Rico after pummeling the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe. Thousands are without power.
In the midst of one of its worst humanitarian crisis, the island of Puerto Rico was at the mercy of American aid funding until Sonnen and Tesla came in to help.
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