by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/05/17, 11:39 am
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria to 34 on Wednesday after officials did a more thorough survey of area hospitals. The Category 4 hurricane struck the U.S. territory two weeks ago and much of the island remains in disaster response mode. Officials have restored power to about 8.6 percent of customers and hope to restore service for one-quarter of the island within a month. But the ongoing strain of recovery, including limited access to food and clean drinking water, has health officials worried about Puerto Ricans’ emotional and mental stability.