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Puerto Rico toll hits 44 as governor asks Congress for more aid
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has risen to 44 three weeks after the storm ripped through the island, Governor Ricardo Rossello said Wednesday. In a statement in which he also asked Congress for more financial assistance, Rossello updated the toll released on Tuesday after another person died due to a fractured skull. As a result, Rossello added that he has asked President Trump for an additional $4.9 billion under the Community Disaster Loan program. read more


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