"Puerto Rico only finished restoring full power last month, 11 months after the hurricane hit", the BBC says.
Trump's comments also reignited a longstanding feud between the San Juan mayor and Trump; the president fired back, calling her "totally incompetent" and saying the US government "did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico". When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths.
This is the first, and only, comprehensive, island-wide representative survey to assess a broad array of impacts from Hurricane Maria and hear directly from the people of Puerto Rico about what they experienced and what the ongoing needs are.
A Harvard University study released in May estimated that more than 4,600 people may have died as a result of the hurricane.
"Casualties don't make a person look bad", House Speaker Paul Ryan said.
"This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico". "So I have no reason to dispute those numbers".
Ron DeSantis, who won last month's GOP primary for governor largely due to Trump's endorsement, "doesn't believe any loss of life has been inflated", a spokesman said.
"As the President said, every death from Hurricane Maria is a horror".
"We do not want to see Hurricane Isaac hit Puerto Rico", he said. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said in one of a series of tweets.
The tweets drew the ire of Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan who has sharply criticized both the president and his administration's response to the storm a year ago that devastated the USA territory.
He also suggested that many had been added later "if a person died for any reason, like old age". The number was later raised to 64, but the government then commissioned an independent study to determine how many died because of post-storm conditions.
"Only Donald Trump would try to make the deaths of almost 3,000 Americans into a story about himself and his political fortunes", he said. The study said the original estimates were so low because doctors on the island had not been trained to properly classify deaths after a natural disaster. But as the hurricane began to dominate news coverage, the administration's response to Hurricane Maria returned as a major storyline and began to infuriate Trump, according to two Republican advisers close to the White House who weren't authorized to speak publicly.
Rossello is a leader of the island's pro-statehood New Progressive Party, which aligns with Republicans, while Cruz is from the Popular Democratic Party, whose members affiliate with the Democratic Party.
"But the President continues to refuse to acknowledge his responsibility, and the problem is that if he didn't acknowledge it in Puerto Rico, God bless the people of SC and the people of North Carolina", Cruz said.
The president also sent two tweets - one featuring a video message - warning people of the danger of Hurricane Florence as it approaches the East Coast, and assuring residents that emergency responders are prepared.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, whose parents were Puerto Rican immigrants, spoke on the House floor in front of a printout of the Puerto Rican flag, saying Trump is "delusional" and incapable or "empathy or basic human decency".
Although the storm is expected to weaken, it has followed a wavering path and could still pose a threat to Cayman early next week. National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) provided the latest update on Hurricane Florence at 8 a.m. on September 12.
The major difference with 5G is that it's much faster and can be used outside of mobile uses, such as home internet. Verizon has stated that the monthly charge "includes all taxes and fees, and does not require an annual contract".
De Gea and Navas are on the list for the fourth time in a row while Buffon was named the No.1 goalkeeper previous year . The XI will be unveiled by FIFA and FIFPro during the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on September 24.
Mueller has collected folders upon folders of information since he began his investigation and spoken with dozens of witnesses. Friday's move gives Mueller another successful conviction while allowing Manafort to avoid facing another costly public trial.
Not all games will support this feature, but it's a relief to see Nintendo add a feature that should have been ready at launch. Nintendo announced on Wednesday that Nintendo Switch Online will launch in just less than a week, on Saturday, Sept. 18.
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A hearing in the case scheduled for Friday morning was pushed back, according to the federal court's electronic filing system. Earlier Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller filed a superseding criminal information document, which presages a plea deal.
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Jeff Merkley, Oregon Democrat, cited an August 31 DHS report in criticizing the department for the transfer of funds. There are now two more tropical storms in the Atlantic - Joyce and Isaac - and a category 1 hurricane named Helen.
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Cruise ships have diverted to Florida away from the storm's path, and some hotels are offering special discounts for evacuees. That also means that colossal weather systems like Hurricane Florence are easy to observe as the spacecraft cruises along.
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Hurricane Florence could impact games in Carolinas, Virginia
The state's governor, Roy Cooper , says there are three threats - ocean surges along the coast, strong winds and island flooding. An estimated 250,000 more people from the northern Outer Banks were due to be sent to higher ground starting at Tuesday midday.