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Puerto Rico Under Curfew as Hurricane Maria Death Toll Rises to 32

HeadlineSep 22, 2017

In the Caribbean, the death toll from Hurricane Maria rose to 32 as the hurricane’s eye barreled toward the islands of Turks and Caicos as a Category 3 storm. In Puerto Rico, where a local newspaper reported 15 people died, Governor Ricardo Rosselló has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew through Saturday. Island-wide electric and telecommunications blackouts have made it difficult for recovery workers to survey the damage, but parts of Puerto Rico were left underwater in what many compared to last month’s flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey. President Trump told reporters Puerto Rico had been “totally obliterated,” and said he is planning a visit to the island.

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