Puerto Rico raises its official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 1,427.
Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll.
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- Puerto Rico raises its official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 1,427 people.
- Puerto Rico raises its official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 1,427.
- A study from the Milken Institute School of Public Health finds that a total of 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria, bringing the official death toll up from 64.
- The Government of Puerto Rico says that it will comply with a Superior Court order to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. The court order came after CNN and Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism sued the territory's government amid allegations of undercounted fatalities.
- U.S. President Donald Trump waives the Jones Act for Puerto Rico after he first disallowed additional aid, citing shipping industry business interests. Senator John McCain says the Jones Act makes prices for food, water, and other emergency supplies too high in Puerto Rico.
- Puerto Rican officials request aid from the United States federal government for welfare in the aftermath of the hurricane-induced humanitarian crisis on the island.
- Tens of thousands of people in northern Puerto Rico are ordered to evacuate after floodwaters from Hurricane Maria damage the Guajataca Dam.