The Caribbean island suffered devastating damage from "Hurricane Maria" last month and an estimated one million people still do not have running water.
Florida and NY are expected to be most affected by the exodus.
This recovery contract was one of a series announced this month to help the island of about 3.4 million residents.
It suggests that by 2019, up to 470,335 residents could have left for the USA mainland, mostly to the states of Florida and NY.
It's a welcome respite from reality for for Jaz Iverson's parents, Roberto and Candy Marrero, who lost everything when Hurricane Maria decimated their hometown of Aibonito, Puerto Rico.
"Our projections indicate that Florida is the state most likely to be affected by the exodus".
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He added he had a wonderful experience as solicitor-general and was very satisfied with the way the government treated him. In the letter, he said: "Due to certain personal family issues, I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect".
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Wasim Ahmad Tantray's entire body bears the marks of violence unleashed by vigilantes who suspected him of being a braid-chopper. The braid chopping incidents have caused fear among the people, especially among the women folk.
He also said the claims of mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who said her residents had been left to die, were politically motivated.
Puig, who won Olympic gold in Rio last summer, said on Inside-out Tennis: 'It was incredible to see the support from other players and to see how much they really cared about what was going on.
"Recognizing that we're in this together - US citizens in Texas, US citizens in Florida, US citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands - we need equal treatment", said Gov. Ricardo Rossello.
Scott declared a state of emergency in Florida on October 2 in response to the hurricane's impact on the US territories, and disaster relief centers were opened at the Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport, and the Port of Miami to provide assistance to evacuees fleeing to the state. Today, the Louisiana city's population is 20% less than it was before Katrina hit. "It was in many ways worse than anything people have ever seen", the president said, adding, "It was worse than Katrina".
'I will go with Maria on Monday, so we will both be helping out.
Like many islands, electricity is expensive in Puerto Rico.