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Heat adds to Puerto Ricans' distress

With power grid in ruins after Maria, residents swelter without air conditioning

By COMPILED BY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF WIRE REPORTS

This article was originally published September 26, 2017 at 2:51 a.m. Updated September 26, 2017 at 2:51 a.m.

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Residents in San Juan, Puerto Rico, take stock of the damage Monday, days after Hurricane Maria battered the island.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A nursing home in San Juan made desperate pleas for diesel fuel as its power generator ran low. An elderly man was carried out on a stretcher after going a week without dialysis. Children wearing nothing but diapers camped out on balconies to stay cool.

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