HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, says the island remains in desperate need of help eight months after Hurricane Maria and isn't ready for another hurricane season.
Carmen Yulin Cruz was in Connecticut Thursday receiving the "Latina Champion" award at the annual Latinas & Power Symposium, which promotes Hispanic professional women.
She also presented awards to people and organizations in Connecticut and Massachusetts that helped in the hurricane relief effort.
Cruz says more than 1,000 people have died and that people are still dying as a result of the September storm that destroyed two-thirds of Puerto Rico's power grid and caused an estimated $94 billion in damage.
She also again blasted the federal government's response, saying the island was devastated once by Hurricane Maria and again by "Hurricane Trump."