A year after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico with 150 mile-per-hour (241 kph) winds, government officials on Thursday announced that about $1.5 billion in federal funds aimed primarily at rebuilding housing will start flowing to the island.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, in San Juan to attend the memorial event "One Year After Maria", which was sponsored by the local government, told Reuters he disagrees with Trump's comment on Maria's death toll, and vowed to continue helping Puerto Rico.
Even before the Category-4 storm hit, Puerto Rico was financially bankrupt with $120 billion in debt and pension liabilities it can not pay.
"You worry, because you think it's going to fly off like it did before", she said.
Trump has said "3000 people did not die" following Hurricane Maria, disputing the George Washington study estimating the storm killed 2,975 people directly or indirectly from September 2017 through mid-February. The initial toll was listed as 64 deaths, but several studies since then have pegged the number as much higher, partly because in the storm's aftermath, ailing island residents were unable to get the medical treatment they needed because of blocked roads or lack of electrical power they needed for surgeries and medical care.
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"We stand for justice and we believe that justice has not been served for the 3,000 people that perished as well as those who are still suffering in the island and those who are here who hasn't received sufficient support", said Mantilla. The aid was part of the $20 billion disaster recovery grant agreement, the largest pledge in the agency's history.
While 60,000 homes remain protected only by temporary roofing, many people say they are still waiting for the approval of insurance claims.
"The path forward is challenging and will be measured not in months, but really in years", Carson said.
Rosselló, who has been reluctant to contradict the President in the past over his handling of the hurricane, previously disputed Trump's statement on the revised death toll, telling CBS News, "Neither the people of Puerto Rico nor the victims deserve their pain to be questioned". It's also important to note that the devastation from Hurricane Maria, even one year later, is unprecedented.
Hispanic Federation President Jose Calderon said that in its response to Hurricane Maria a year ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency "failed miserably, we need to call it what it is". Flags fluttered at half mast across the island and in Florida, where many Puerto Ricans who fled the hurricane moved to live.
"It's too much", she said.