A report commissioned by the government of Puerto Rico and released Tuesday estimates Hurricane Maria led to the deaths of 2,975 people, placing it among the deadliest The findings of George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health are nearly triple most estimates of the hurricane’s death toll, and more than 46 times the Puerto Rican government’s early public estimate of 64 deaths caused by the storm that struck on September 20, 2017. The 2,975 figure would make Maria the second-deadliest hurricane in U.S. history, killing more people than 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1,833 people. (A hurricane in Galveston, Texas in 1900 killed approximately 8,000 people.) By comparison, the September 11 attacks killed 2,996 people. GW’s report was commissioned by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, who said he accepted the figure over his administration’s initial estimate of 64 deaths. “I am not perfect. I make mistakes,” he told El Nuevo Día, referring to the first death toll. The Category 5 storm knocked out power on the island, leaving much of it without electricity for almost a year. Meanwhile, residents struggled to get medical care, repair their homes, or even find food and water. Thousands have since left for the mainland… Read full this story
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