Hurricane Maria

AGC Charities Inc. , the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 65 construction workers in Puerto Rico with $100,750 in donated funds to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Maria. The checks, which amount to $1,550 per construction worker, are intended to help employees of firms that belong to the association cover the costs of uninsured and uncompensated damages caused by the storm.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A third set of 100 New York college students and construction workers is headed to Puerto Rico to help rebuilding after Hurricane Maria's heavy blow to the island last year. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the volunteer deployment on July 15.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria more than six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The new CEO of Puerto Rico's power company announced May 7 that the public agency will immediately adopt a U.S. national standard to design and rebuild the island's power grid following Hurricane Maria. That measure will make it easier for the Electric Power Authority to maintain power lines and replace them after a storm, and crews will be able to obtain materials more quickly, CEO Walter Higgins said.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced May 31, the allocation of $277.5 million in Emergency Relief funding for public transportation systems damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Approximately $232.3 million will be dedicated to response, recovery and rebuilding projects, with $44.2 million going toward resiliency projects.

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Six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remains committed to safely and urgently restoring reliable power and returning normalcy to the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico as quickly as possible. USACE works as part of the unified command group along with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the island's restoration coordinator.

Months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Puerto Rico's recovery efforts continue. On March 27, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced their support to help Puerto Rico get back on its feet. According to Mark Walter, Dodgers owner and chairman, the baseball team will donate $2 million to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico to aid rebuilding initiatives, Huffington Post reported.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The announcement that Puerto Rico's governor is moving to privatize the U.S. territory's public power company has many on the island of 3.3 million people asking whether this will finally bring them more affordable electric bills and more reliable service.

Fluor Corporation confirmed Jan. 8, that the company, working under its contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in support of a FEMA mission to help repair and restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, has completed work on two 115kv transmission lines between substations in Sabana Llana and CanĂ³vanas in Puerto Rico.