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On Trump's Watch, the Single Most Deadly Natural Disaster in Modern America

| June 01, 2018

4,645 dead. That is the new estimate of the death toll in Puerto Rico after last year's Hurricane Maria, according to a Harvard University study out this week.

It is no slight uptick from the official number that the United States has been using, based on the Puerto Rico government's estimate. That number is 64 — which was suspiciously low for a still-recovering island that suffered under a delayed and inadequate response from the federal government....

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For Academic Citation: Kayyem, Juliette.“On Trump's Watch, the Single Most Deadly Natural Disaster in Modern America.” CNN, June 1, 2018.

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Juliette Kayyem