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Why we wrote about ‘excess deaths’ in San Diego even though the county pushed back

As Hurricane Maria crippled the power grid and left millions of Puerto Ricans without access to clean water in 2017, the cash-strapped island wasn’t prepared to capture the disaster’s catastrophic impact. Initial reports concluded only 64 people had died in the category 4 storm — a number that seemed far too low to surviving witnesses. A […]