Rosello complained that bureaucratic dealings with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) "have been excessive", and said the response by the Army Corps of Engineers - which sent personnel to the island days after the hurricane struck to re-establish electrical power - "was insufficient" and "lacked urgency".
Now, the White House said, power and water systems have been restored for almost all of the island's 3.3 million residents, and all but 640 of Puerto Rico's 27,000 kilometers of roadways have been repaired. Flags fluttered at half mast across the island and in Florida, where many Puerto Ricans who fled the hurricane moved to live.
Make The Road Pennsylvania organized the vigil to recognize Hurricane Maria's landfall on the USA territory as well as to decry what many in attendance said was an unacceptable response by the US government.
During the ceremony with Carson in San Juan, Rossello said the USA island was still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria and added that Puerto Ricans were grateful for the Trump's administration "committed attention to the recovery of the island".
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said this week that the government is suing insurance companies that it says have not responded quickly enough to damage claims from the storm. "We're helping churches fix their buildings and their roofs", he says.
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Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said in a statement provided to LifeZette late Monday afternoon. His communications were monitored for almost a year starting in October 2016.
The White House made no mention of the controversy over the death toll from the storm.
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It's a reference to a Harvard University estimate of how many "additional deaths" occurred as a result of the storm's impact. The Puerto Rican government accepted the figure as the correct death toll.
Government officials argue that many changes have been made to better prepare Puerto Rico for future storms, but they acknowledge that significant obstacles remain. That's not the only emotion people went through - at times, they were also angry. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000.
He said, "This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico". If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. The San Juan mayor has noted that the island has seen only a fraction of nearly $50 billion in recovery funds Congress approved for Puerto Rico, including $20 billion in HUD funds.