Puerto Rico, After Maria

The damage to communities in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria is slowly coming into focus.

Mayors from more than 50 communities held an emotional meeting in San Juan to report on the damage. Given the lack of power, communicating in person was their only option. The stories they shared were devastating: Floodwaters reached 10 feet in the northern town of Vega Baja. And 90% of the north coastal town of Loiza was destroyed.

The mayors shared their most urgent needs: safe water, medications, gas, oxygen tanks and satellite phones.

Source: The Washington Post

Related: Puerto Rico Is American. We Can’t Ignore It Now. – The New York Times (Editorial)

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