A Puerto Rican flag inside a pair of shoes at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 1, 2018. In a report to Congress requesting recovery funds, the government acknowledged that 1,427 people died in Hurricane Maria. The official death toll was 64. An independent investigation put the death toll at 2,975 this week.
A Puerto Rican flag inside a pair of shoes at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 1, 2018. In a report to Congress requesting recovery funds, the government acknowledged that 1,427 people died in Hurricane Maria. The official death toll was 64. An independent investigation put the death toll at 2,975 this week. ERIKA P. RODRIGUEZ NYT
A Puerto Rican flag inside a pair of shoes at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 1, 2018. In a report to Congress requesting recovery funds, the government acknowledged that 1,427 people died in Hurricane Maria. The official death toll was 64. An independent investigation put the death toll at 2,975 this week. ERIKA P. RODRIGUEZ NYT

Puerto Rico death toll can’t be downplayed

August 09, 2018 06:20 PM