Hello dear readers! I am back with the sequel to my “Hurricane María” series. And just in time too! Reason being, today marks the 1 year anniversary (09/20/17) of this horrific natural disaster that was hurricane Maria. The event lasted what it seemed like an eternity to us puertoricans that actually lived through this. It’s a very popular, yet controversial topic, as I’m sure we all know about what the current president is saying in regards to the event. There is evidence about the number of deaths that were caused by the disaster so I am not going to start a debate about it, BUT I WILL SAY, that people lost their lives not only during the hurricane, but also as a consequence of Maria. As a consequence of the lack of food, water, power, communications, medicines, personnel, and just basic NEEDS. Sad, seeing how a country that calls themselves “the world’s greatest country” disgraces their OWN people. Sad and shameful.
A quick recap from my first “María” post:
“I still remember that first sight of everything after it was over. The sound of a fallen land. Everyone started walking, trying to open up roads because streets disappeared, there was water, mud, and debris everywhere. We had no power, no cellphone reception, no internet connections, no cleared streets for cars, not a single way of communicating with our loved ones. Our lives had just changed forever and we were just starting to realize that.”