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Puerto Rico raises hurricane's official death count to 34

5 years 2 months 3 days ago Tuesday, October 03 2017 Oct 3, 2017 October 03, 2017 7:34 PM October 03, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The governor of Puerto Rico says the official death toll from Hurricane Maria has been increased to 34 from 16.
Gov. Ricardo Rossello also says he believes the hurricane caused $90 billion in damage across the island.
The governor made the announcement at a news conference following U.S. President Donald Trump's short visit to the U.S. territory to assess the storm's impact.
During his stop, Trump congratulated Puerto Ricans for avoiding a high death toll of "a real catastrophe like Katrina." As many as 1,800 people died in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina breached levees protecting New Orleans.

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