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A tree toppled by Hurricane Maria rests over damaged graves in the Villa Palmeras cemetery in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in December 2017. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Puts Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Near 5,000

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A worker from the Cobra Energy Company, contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, installs power lines in the Barrio Martorel area of Yabucoa, a town where many residents continue without power in Puerto Rico, on May 16. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Rafaela Serrano's house in the municipality of Caguas is still roofless eight months after Hurricane Maria. Countless homes on the island remain damaged two weeks before the start of the next hurricane season. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico Officials Say They're Ready For Hurricane Season, But Worries Mount

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View of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 18, 2018, after a major failure knocked out the electricity leaving the entire island without power, again. The electricity was eventually restored, but 1.5 percent of customers have had no power in the eight months since Hurricane Maria destroyed the electrical grid. Jose Jimenez/Getty Images hide caption

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A damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Punta Diamante, Puerto Rico on Sept. 21, 2017. On Monday, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the majority of federal recovery grants would go toward rebuilding homes and businesses. Jorge A Ramirez Portela/AP hide caption

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Don Gregorio has lived all his life in the same home in Humacao, a city on Puerto Rico's eastern coast that was hard-hit by Hurricane Maria. Many of his old friends have since left for the mainland, the former carpenter says, and he feels very alone. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Listless And Lonely In Puerto Rico, Some Older Storm Survivors Consider Suicide

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Hurricane Maria cut power to people across Puerto Rico. On Wednesday, a subcontracting company caused another island-wide blackout, which the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has been working to fix. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, restorations are being made to a roof in Castañer, a village in Puerto Rico's central mountains. But recovery is slow. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs As The Hardship Continues

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Contractors working to restore power in Cayey, Puerto Rico, last week, the same region where a falling tree interrupted a main transmission line Thursday, plunging 840,000 customers into darkness. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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Larry Dimas walks around his destroyed trailer in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Fla., on Sept. 11, 2017. The World Meteorological Organization will no longer use Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate to name hurricanes. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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After a lifetime of agricultural work on the U.S. mainland, Ausberto Maldonado retired home to a suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. But he has diabetes, and especially since Hurricane Maria, has been struggling to get by. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Time's Running Out For Many Frail, Older People In Puerto Rico

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