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Ben Carson: Rebuilding Puerto Rico Could Take 100 Years

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Ben Carson: Rebuilding Puerto Rico Could Take 100 Years




Housing Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday that rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria could take up to a century.

Asked how long it will take to restore housing, power and basic essentials to the whole island, Carson said it could take between “one and 100” years in an interview hosted by The Hill on Wednesday morning.

“The people in Puerto Rico have suffered just tremendously,” Carson said, detailing his department’s efforts to help newly homeless American citizens rebuild their lives.

According to the Puerto Rican government, 75 percent of Puerto Rico remains without power and 25 percent without safe drinking water.



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