Hurricane Maria Aftermath

Hurricane Maria was a brutal beast.  The storm tore through the center of Puerto Rico, entering the Humacao area where I live with my family of six, and exiting in the Aricebo area in the north west and decimating the island inside out.   It is said many cities that were hit in the center of the country were damaged so badly that there are no plans to rebuild them.

This is the report from the mayor of San Juan four hours ago (September 30th);

“We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Friday at a news conference. She highlighted donations from companies and others, including 200,000 pounds of food donated by Goya, as a contrast to federal help.

“This is what we got last night: four pallets of water, three pallets of meals and 12 pallets of infant food — which I gave them to the people of Comerio, where people are drinking off a creek,” she said. “So I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell.”

Ref:  https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/puerto-rico-crisis/san-juan-s-mayor-pleads-trump-you-are-killing-us-n806116

I have been traveling around to find resources for my family and as I have traveled through Puerto Rico I have gather drone video of the decimated country.

Ref:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBef9aFDGuY&list=PLNO_WBOIczQaNFxJeSMnUOEy-L-7G6SNQ

This is a video that I made of before, during and after the hurricane.  This is all on the ground footage, some from our house during the storm.

 

It is said that we will not have power in Puerto Rico for 6-8 months.  The power plant is completely and irreparably destroyed.

The damage to Puerto Rico’s power grid is “unprecidented”, from the Boston Globe.

During Hurricane George and the months to follow over 20,000 Puerto Rican’s died.  This situation may not cause as many deaths, however many people are bound to die during this recovery.

This is our family’s plea for assistance during this difficult time.

 

Please keep Puerto Rico in your prayers!  May God bless you!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to us!

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