Puerto Ricans on the island and in the diaspora are still coping with trauma from Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Puerto Ricans are traversing mountainous roads in danger of collapse, to get to areas where help has not yet arrived. So many people have come to help that there have been traffic jams to enter the disaster zone. Puerto Ricans in the diaspora are raising funds from afar in order to support the residents of Guayanilla, Guánica, Yauco, Ponce, which have been hardest hit, as well as other affected towns. The outpouring of support, beyond demonstrating the deep compassion and resilient character of Puerto Ricans, is a reflection of a grimmer reality.
Source: New York Times January 14, 2020 09:56 UTC