Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 16, 2017. 1,400 deaths occurred in the aftermath of the storm based on the information provided by the Puerto Rican government. However, researchers at Harvard University calculated that the storm might have caused up to 8,500 deaths, and the cause of that was due to the delayed in medical care.
HURRICAN MARIA IS COMING!!!!!!
HELP US! PLEASE HELP US!
Oh my goodness! My house it's destroyed!
Many houses have not been rebuilt yet. There has been no replacement of broken windows. Tarped and leaking roofs maintained the same. For many months the people of Puerto Rico have had no access to resources and fixing supplies.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? I THOUGHT HELP WAS COMING! WHERE ARE THEY?
An estimated 200,000 Puerto Ricans have fled the island for the U.S. mainland since the storm. 6 percent of Puerto Rico's pre-hurricane population of 3.3 million in the mainland now. Many who left were homeless.
Hurricane Maria demonstrated the level of poverty in Puerto Rico. It is sad that is is almost a Third World country even though it’s part of the United States. Water, food, electricity, education were almost nonexistent after the hurricane. Also, There have been no schools in Puerto Rico since August of 2017.
WE NEED HELP!
On Monday April 13, part of Doter Dame burnt down. Individuals, companies, and institutions have so far donated or pledged 845 million euros, about $950 million.
Puerto Rico is still in desperate need of aid nearly a year after Hurricane Maria. While it may be tempting to try to send food or clothes, experts say such items often go to waste. They have created a five-year plan to create a better and strong Puerto Rico using US founding. However, not much has changed.