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  • It’s A Baby Boom! 48 Babies Delivered In 41 Hours At Baylor

    07/01/2018 4:46:45 PM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    CBS Local DFW ^ | 06/29/2018 | Aparna Zalani
    The nursery at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth has never been as full as it has in the last 41 hours. And, the halls have never been so busy. Since June 26, 48 babies were born in less than 2 days. That’s an average of more than one baby an hour. And, there’s definitely a lively discussion here about why.
  • Governor of Puerto Rico says he wants hurricane-displaced families to return to the island

    06/05/2018 9:10:49 AM PDT · by cll · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/04/2018 | Jennifer Marcial Ocasio
    With the Transitional Shelter Assistance program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency concluding by the end of the month, about 656 applicants in Florida will have to decide whether they will stay and look for housing on their own or return to Puerto Rico. The TSA program ends June 30. With this in mind, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, visited Central Florida to address the situation with displaced Puerto Ricans in the Sunshine State and to offer relocation options for them to return to the island. "We would like everyone to return to Puerto Rico. There is...
  • HARVARD STUDY EXPLODES PUERTO RICO DEATH RATE TO BASH TRUMP

    06/02/2018 5:09:33 AM PDT · by cll · 39 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 6/01/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ever since Hurricane Maria hit, there was one thing that the left wanted. And it wanted it now. More dead Puerto Ricans. The low death toll undermined efforts by the media to transform the hurricane into a Trump scandal. It made a mockery of Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz warning about genocide before sending her aide over to the nearest t-shirt printing shop, miraculously left standing, to print up another slogan shirt for CNN. The media spread urban legends of morgues packed with thousands of corpses. But they never materialized. Congressional Democrats demanded an investigation to expose the full death toll....
  • Hurricane myths: What you should not believe

    05/31/2018 5:46:06 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 15 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5/31/18 | David Fleshler
    The most dangerous element of the storm is wind: For all the focus on wind speeds and hurricane categories, the real killer is water. Storm surge, the temporary rise in sea level caused by the storm’s winds, causes more fatalities than any other part of the storm. A study of tropical storms and hurricanes from 1963 to 2012 by Edward Rappaport, deputy director of the National Hurricane Center, found that 49 percent of deaths were caused by storm surge, 27 percent by rain and 6 percent by surf. Wind accounted for 8 percent of deaths and tornadoes for 3 percent....
  • Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

    05/29/2018 8:47:51 AM PDT · by cll · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/29/18 | By Arelis R. Hernández and Laurie McGinley
    CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO — At least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its devastation across Puerto Rico last year, according to a new Harvard study released Tuesday, an estimate that far exceeds the official government death toll, which stands at 64. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts across the U.S. territory, which was thrown into chaos after the September hurricane wiped out the electrical grid and had widespread impacts on infrastructure....
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto

    05/26/2018 8:59:39 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 96 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 5/26/2018 | NHC/NOAA
    The 2018 Atlantic Tropical Storm season is off to an early start with Subtropical Storm Alberto. Gradual strengthening is forecast until the system reaches the northern Gulf Coast by Monday night. Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches with maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible along the track of Alberto from eastern Louisiana, across much of Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida panhandle. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches with maximum totals of 8 inches possible from the southern Appalachians into the coastal southeast. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar...
  • The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

    05/21/2018 7:23:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    PJmedia.com ^ | 5-20-2018 | RICHARD FERNANDEZ
    The scenario anticipated more than a year ago in King vs. King has advanced to the semi-finals. The Russian collusion affair, which began with the incoming president on the defensive, has now become a set of simultaneous offensives with each side trying to jail the other. "President Trump on Sunday said he would 'demand' a Justice Department investigation into whether the FBI 'infiltrated' his 2016 presidential campaign," USA Today reported. I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes...
  • Cell Phone Data Measures Impact of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Exodus on Florida

    05/16/2018 5:26:27 AM PDT · by cll · 22 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 5/16/2018 | Brad Slager
    New data has come in to measure in certifiable amounts how many Puerto Rican residents have fled the nation in recent months. Following the devastation left behind from hurricane Irma last September, speculation swirled over how many of the island residents would be transplanting to the U.S. mainland, and specifically how many would become established in Florida. With the level of destruction to the infrastructure, it was a given that an outward-moving wave of PR residents would take place. Over the past five years alone, the number of people fleeing the island nation’s debt crisis has been estimated in the...
  • U.S. District Court Sets Stage for Revision of Insular Cases

    05/15/2018 6:32:45 AM PDT · by cll · 29 replies
    United States District Court PR ^ | 5/14/2018 | Judge Gustavo Gelpi
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. JOSE LUIS VAELLO-MADERO, Defendant. CASE NO. 17-2133 (GAG) OPINION AND ORDER The United States moves for voluntary dismissal of its claims against José Luis Vaello- Madero arising from erroneous and in excess payments under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. (Docket No. 23). For the reasons discussed below, the United States’ motion is DENIED. I. Relevant Factual Background The following facts are taken from the record and parties’ submissions, and are only considered as true for purposes of this motion: Vaello-Madero lived...
  • The Clinton-Bush Hurricane Katrina Fund has Missing Money

    04/18/2018 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    USSANews.com ^ | 4/18/18 | Adriana
    There has been some criminal activity discovered linked to the Clinton-Bush Hurricane Katrina Fund and Clinton Foundation. According to sources the Katrina Fund is missing large amounts of money and should be investigated for the missing funds. The entire Clinton-Bush Hurricane Katrina Fund was set up to help the victims, and operated by Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. But it looks like the innocent victims were stollen from by the ones claiming to help them in the first place. Typical actions from the Clintons… We shouldn’t expect anything different I guess. Their Foundation definitely tells us a different story...
  • US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

    04/11/2018 6:02:52 AM PDT · by cll · 32 replies
    KTVO.com ^ | 04/11/2018
    <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will award $18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.</p>
  • Six months after the Hurricanes of 2017, a tale of experiences and lessons learned (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 11:52:20 AM PDT · by cll · 62 replies
    Free Republic | 3/23/2018 | CLL
    Now that the hoopla about the Trump Administration’s “poor response” to the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean last September has died down considerably, and since my life has now almost returned to normal, I’d like to share my experiences during the storms and their aftermath. I do this to set some things straight about what actually happened, to share the practical things we did to deal and cope with the disaster in the hope that someone will find the information useful for their own preparedness, and also as a kind of mental dump of all the...
  • Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

    02/16/2018 2:34:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | Updated February 14, 2018 12:23 PM | By Andres Viglucci
    An ‘irregular’ house not built according to Puerto Rico codes in Villa Esperanza. It was damaged by Hurricane Maria. Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Gladys Peña built a home the way many thousands of people in Puerto Rico, maybe most, did for decades: in makeshift fashion. Every week for years, Peña, a cafeteria cook, set money aside until she had enough to buy a vacant wooden shack in a densely packed working-class barrio, a one-time squatters’ community a short stroll from the towers of San Juan’s Golden Mile financial district. She knocked down most of the flimsy...
  • Florida Power & Light will not seek surcharge for Hurricane Irma recovery costs (using tax savings)

    01/23/2018 1:46:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 01/23/2018 | Marcia Heroux Pounds
    Florida Power & Light Co. said Tuesday it will use its federal tax savings under the new tax law to wipe out $1.3 billion in Hurricane Irma-related costs. As a result, FPL’s typical monthly residential bill would drop to $99.37 from the current $102.72, according to the utility. Without Irma storm surcharges of $4 to $5.50 monthly until 2020, FPL said its 4.9 million customers would save an average of $250. FPL had planned to start collecting a new storm charge in March and later ask Florida’s Public Service Commission to approve additional charges until the electric grid restoration bill...
  • New York Democrat 'charged' with stealing Sandy money from FEMA...

    01/09/2018 7:20:00 PM PST · by caww · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | JAn. 9, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    A New York Democratic assemblywoman was indicted Tuesday for allegedly defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including the agency in charge of Hurricane Sandy relief. The Department of Justice announced that 'Pamela Harris',57, a New York state assemblywoman, was charged with wire fraud, making false statements, bankruptcy fraud, witness tampering and obstructing justice. The indictment also claims that when Harris learned that law enforcement was investigating her in 2017, she pushed witnesses to lie for her to FBI agents conducting the investigation. “She conducted her schemes victimizing the federal and New York City governments, and then...
  • Dark, desperate life without power in Puerto Rico

    12/26/2017 5:24:20 AM PST · by cll · 58 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 12/25/2017 | Danica Coto
    MOROVIS, Puerto Rico – Three days before Christmas, Doris Martinez and daughter Miriam Narvaez joined their neighbors in a line outside city hall in Morovis, a town of 30,000 people still living without electricity in the mountains of central Puerto Rico a month after Hurricane Maria battered the U.S. island. They waited two hours under the searing sun for their twice-a-week handout — 24 bottles of water and a cardboard box filled with basic foods such as tortillas, canned vegetables and cereal. Martinez, a 73-year-old cancer survivor, balanced the water atop the food and picked her way up a steep...
  • Does Influx of Puerto Ricans from Hurricane Affect Trump's Re-election in Florida?

    11/30/2017 12:57:57 PM PST · by leaymane · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/2017 | Daniel Allott
    When Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September, it claimed the lives of 134 people and laid waste to $65 billion worth of property. But for Republicans here, it was another hurricane that could wreck their chances of future electoral success. Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico two weeks after Irma, wiping out much of the island’s drinking water and power grid, and prompting thousands of Puerto Ricans to flee the island. More than 140,000 have landed in Florida so far, and the vast majority are expected to remain in the Sunshine State. The influx of Puerto Ricans...
  • I’m A Marine And I Tried To Help Puerto Rico, But The Bureaucracy Stopped Me

    11/27/2017 11:53:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/26/2017 | Patrick Weingart
    The Puerto Rican governorÂ’s office put out a call for mainland commercial drivers willing to help. Unfortunately, the capacity of bureaucrats to stifle selfless service is disturbingly strong. By Patrick Weingart By Patrick WeingartNovember 27, 2017 It is not often volunteer opportunities arise that seem so tailored to your skills that they appear to call you by name. This was my experience recently with respect to Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria. Unfortunately, my efforts since the beginning of October have yet to be successful and may have been in vain.After a deployment to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps between 2010...
  • Hurricane Maria causes health scare on mainland

    11/24/2017 5:00:11 PM PST · by Carl Vehse · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2017 | Deborah Simmons
    America’s health care system is facing a potential crisis, and it has nothing to do with Obamacare, opioids or veterans’ care. The potential crisis stems from a shortage of those ubiquitous IV solution bags used in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice settings, and are ever-present in TV dramas as fictitious patients are lifted for ambulatory services. The problem has become particularly acute since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, home to Baxter International Inc., the biggest supplier of the bags and one of America’s key suppliers. The bags are used to provide intravenous fluids such as: life-saving medications, painkillers, antibiotics, chemotherapy...
  • An Entire Apartment Building In Puerto Rico Screams In Excitement As Power Is Restored

    11/15/2017 6:02:33 AM PST · by cll · 22 replies
    digg ^ | 11/15/2017
    Self-explanatory video at link: http://digg.com/video/puerto-rico-power-restored