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Author: Mina Choe

US Territories’ September 24-30, 2018 news week in tweets

CNMI House Passes Supplemental Budget The House of Representatives yesterday unanimously passed a supplemental budget that allocates $11.5 million to the CNMI Settlement Fund and $3.5 million for the CNMI State Public School System. — Saipan Tribune (@saipantribune01) September 26, 2018 The House of Representatives voted yes on a bill for a supplemental budget. The budget will help support the CNMI Settlement Fund and the CNMI State Public School System. Boy Floats Towards Guam After Surviving 49 Days At Sea 19-Year-Old Survives 49 Days At Sea, After Floating Hut Drifts To Guam — Titus Seilheimer (@DrFishSG)...

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US Territories’ September 17-23 2018 news week in tweets

Puerto Ricans Still Waiting for Home Repairs In Puerto Rico, of the 1.1 million people who requested help from FEMA, about 58% were denied. 75% of those who appealed were rejected again. The median grant given to repair homes was $1,800; comparatively $9,127 was paid to survivors of Hurricane Harvey — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 21, 2018 One year after Hurricane Maria hit the territory, many homes in Puerto Rico are still in ruins. The grants provided by FEMA were not nearly enough to cover the cost of repairs. Remembering the US Virgin Islands One Year After the Hurricanes...

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US Territories’ September 10-16, 2018 news week in tweets

Trump Denies Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll “When Trump visited the island territory last October, OFFICIALS told him in a briefing 16 PEOPLE had died from Maria.” The Washington Post. This was long AFTER the hurricane took place. Over many months it went to 64 PEOPLE. Then, like magic, “3000 PEOPLE KILLED.” They hired…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2018 In a series of tweets, Donald Trump denied that around 3,000 people had died due to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. He has expressed great suspicion over the death toll increasing from 64 to 2,975. Military Assessment...

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US Territories’ September 3-9 2018 news week in tweets

Tropical Storm Isaac expected to become hurricane People in Puerto Rico are closely monitoring Tropical Depression 9 which is expected to become a Hurricane by next week.“There is some uncertainty in the track forecast due to the formation of a mid- to upper-level trough over the central Atlantic.” — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 8, 2018 Tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a hurricane in the following week. It is heading westward in the central Atlantic, and may affect mainland America, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. FEMA overwhelmed by hurricanes Irma and Maria NEW REPORT: Hurricanes...

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US Territories’ August 26-September 2, 2018 news week in tweets

Puerto Rico Raises Official Death Toll Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico, new study estimates: — CNN Health (@cnnhealth) September 1, 2018 The Puerto Rican government raised the official death toll of Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975. This new number is an estimate from George Washington University’s study. American Public Power Association Earns Award for Work in US Virgin Islands Congratulations to @publicpowerorg on their 2018 #PowerofA Gold Award for providing mutual aid to restore power to the US Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria – Read more: — The Power...

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