All posts in Hurricane María

Puerto Rico has been hit by the most devastating hurricane in the last 80 years. This section includes ongoing coverage in the wake of Hurricane María, and its effects on the island’s different economic sectors.

USACE awards $93M in new contracts for PR’s ‘Operation Blue Roof’
November 30, 2017, No Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the Mobile District, awarded a $93-million shared capacity contra ...

Whitefish finishes work that should light up more of San Juan
November 30, 2017, 1 Comment

Whitefish Energy crews have completed their repair work on the south-to-north 50900 transmission line.

Foundation for PR to manage United for PR grant applications
November 29, 2017, No Comments

United for Puerto Rico reached an agreement with Foundation for Puerto Rico, through which the latter will provide techn ...

FEMA Chief: ‘We’re bringing an unbelievable amount of common sense’ to PR recovery
November 28, 2017, No Comments

As Puerto Rico begins to transition from the response phase to recovery, Michael Byrne, the Federal Emergency Management ...

Federal Highway Admin. assigns $8.7M to repair 720 traffic lights at PR intersections
November 27, 2017, No Comments

Following an allocation of $8.7 million in federal funds disbursed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Pue ...

Economic firm: Hurricanes revealed PR’s ‘broken’ infrastructure
November 24, 2017, No Comments

Hurricanes Irma and María — which clobbered Puerto Rico back-to-back in September — revealed the island’s broken ...

FEMA, local businesses partner for Hurricane María recovery
November 24, 2017, No Comments

After Hurricane María devastated vast portions of Puerto Rico, businesses and industry in local communities began coord ...

Fluor: ‘Hundreds of power restoration vehicles, equipment arrive in PR’
November 22, 2017, No Comments

Fluor Corporation announced the arrival of more than 400 pieces of essential construction and specialty equipment at a s ...

USDA provides $10M+ to help Caribbean farmers recover from hurricanes
November 22, 2017, No Comments

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assista ...

MIDA: 2 mo.’s after Hurricane María, container backlog, product shortages persist
November 22, 2017, No Comments

More than two months after María made history as one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years, ...