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Airbnb’s CEO compared the coronavirus crisis to Hurricane Maria, saying its business will bounce back, just as it did after the storm that ravaged Puerto Rico

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Monday promised hosts that the company’s business will bounce back following the coronavirus pandemic, saying that it has weathered crises before. He pointed to what happened after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico; thousands more property managers are offering accommodations via Airbnb now than they were […]
Airbnb’s CEO compared the coronavirus crisis to Hurricane Maria, saying its business will bounce back, just as it did after the storm that ravaged Puerto Rico
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Puerto Ricans discovered a warehouse full of unused food, water, and supplies from Hurricane Maria, resulting in the firing of the island’s emergency manager

A warehouse full of unused supplies, including food, water, cots, and baby formula leftover from 2017’s Hurricane Maria was discovered in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Saturday. The discovery prompted Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vásquez Garced to fire Carlos Acevedo, the island’s director of the Office of Emergency Management. Vásguez Garced […]
Puerto Ricans discovered a warehouse full of unused food, water, and supplies from Hurricane Maria, resulting in the firing of the island’s emergency manager
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20 photos show Puerto Rico’s slow recovery 2 years after Hurricane Maria

Two years have passed since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. About 30,000 people still live under blue tarpaulins. Washed out roads haven’t been fixed. Neighbourhoods have been abandoned, and businesses have closed. And now Hurricane Dorian is approaching. Despite Congress authorizing $US20 billion of recovery funds, work to fix homes […]
20 photos show Puerto Rico’s slow recovery 2 years after Hurricane Maria
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The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history

Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30. The six deadliest hurricanes in US history each claimed more than 1,000 lives. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. June 1 marked the start of hurricane season, the six-month period in which strong storms form in warm tropical waters. […]
The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history
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White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley calls Puerto Rico — a US territory — ‘that country’ while defending Trump’s treatment of the island

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley called Puerto Rico, a US territory whose citizens are American, “that country” twice during a Tuesday interview. Gidley made the comments after President Donald Trump accused Puerto Rico’s leaders of mismanaging disaster relief funds in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in 2017. […]
White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley calls Puerto Rico — a US territory — ‘that country’ while defending Trump’s treatment of the island
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Trump reportedly wants to stop giving Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds because he thinks, without evidence, that the government is using it to pay off its debt

President Donald Trump has reportedly told White House officials that he wants to stop giving Puerto Rico federal funding for hurricane recovery. According to the news website Axios, his reasoning included a baseless claim that the US territory was using federal funding meant to go toward recovery from Hurricane Maria […]
Trump reportedly wants to stop giving Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds because he thinks, without evidence, that the government is using it to pay off its debt
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‘Casualties don’t make a person look bad’: Paul Ryan declines to condemn Trump tweets but disagrees on accuracy of Puerto Rico death toll

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he had “no reason to dispute” a government-funded study that concluded nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. President Donald Trump rejected the study’s findings in tweets Thursday morning. Ryan didn’t condemn Trump’s controversial tweets and also didn’t fault him […]
‘Casualties don’t make a person look bad’: Paul Ryan declines to condemn Trump tweets but disagrees on accuracy of Puerto Rico death toll