The next crisis for Puerto Rico

Dr. Nora Bolaños recently got back from a humanitarian trip to Puerto Rico meant to help treat sick patients. She and a team of doctors were there for a week and visited six different cities within the island

And the latest figures show 45% of electricity customers in Puerto Rico still don't have power.

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria - a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 miles per hour winds - made direct landfall on Puerto Rico.

For more than three months, residents of the USA territory have been struggling to recover from the Category 4 storm's path of destruction.

Florida is the only state with a host agreement with FEMA to help those coming in from Puerto Rico.

One person asked how long the relief centers were going to be open.


Students can choose to pursue a Florida diploma, but would have to meet state requirements, officials said.

"Every day, our crews go to their work sites knowing that what they are doing is vitally important to the people of Puerto Rico", said Matt Hunt, Fluor's executive program director, Puerto Rico Power Restoration Project, in the release.

The two superintendents initially proposed that Stewart let these displaced students be allowed to earn diplomas with 18 credit hours, or to take assessments in Spanish, which is the practice used by the College Board when it comes to students from Puerto Rico.

Scott said he also sat down with President Donald Trump to see what more can be done.

Camacho noted that after Saipan was devastated by Typhoon Soudelor in August 2015, utilities corporations through the Pacific Power Association sent teams to the island to assist in the restoration and recovery program. A group of local engineers estimated on December 11 that roughly half of the island's total 3.4-million population still had no power, according to the Associated Press.

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