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"Weakened Dam Looms As Latest Threat To Puerto Rico After Hurricane"

"A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory struggled through a fifth day with virtually no electricity."

Source: Reuters, 09/25/2017

Maria Deals Heavy Blow To Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Utility, Electric Grid

"Hurricane Maria has dealt a new blow to Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric company — knocking out power for the entire island and imposing costly repair burdens on a utility that was already struggling with more than $9 billion in debt, poor service and sky-high rates."

Source: Washington Post, 09/21/2017

Scientists Worry About Everglades Response To Irma, Sea-Level Rise

"As residents of the Southeast are returning home and assessing the damage left by Hurricane Irma, Florida scientists are anxiously waiting to evaluate the storm’s impact on one of the state’s most valuable — and vulnerable — ecosystems: the Everglades."

Source: Washington Post, 09/18/2017

"Utilities in U.S. Southeast Restore Power To Nearly Half Hit By Irma"

"Utilities in the U.S. Southeast returned power to almost half of the homes and businesses knocked out by Hurricane Irma, leaving about 4.3 million customers in the dark as of midday Wednesday, in one of the biggest restoration efforts in U.S. history."

Source: Reuters, 09/14/2017

"Why Getting the Power Back On in Florida Could Take Weeks"

"As Hurricane Irma rampaged through Florida, snapping power lines and damaging vital equipment, it left as many as 15 million people in the state without electricity, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. While some homes may see power restored within days, utilities said that other customers may have to wait weeks."

Source: NY Times, 09/13/2017

Irma US Toll Now 22 As Power Restored To Over 2 Million Fla. Customers

"The death toll from Hurricane Irma has climbed to 22 in the United States following its path of destruction across the Caribbean and through the Southeast U.S. over the weekend, while power has now been restored to over 2 million customers in Florida."

Source: ABC News, 09/13/2017

Hurricane Toolbox, Headlines and More

Check out our guide to reporting on hurricanes like Irma, Harvey and Maria, and their aftermath. We've compiled a series of resources, including a hurricane Toolbox and Backgrounders (including one on the power grid, post-outages), as well as TipSheets on hurricanes, flooding, flood insurance, storm surge, toxic floodwaters, dam failures and more. Plus, get the latest hurricane headlines from EJ Today (subscribe).

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