By Andrea Diaz, CNN (CNN) Two messages, scrawled in chalk on the same street 11 months apart. One desperate. One hopeful. What a difference a year makes. Like almost all of Puerto Rico, the beachfront community of Punta Santiago was devastated by Hurricane Maria last September. The town, on the […]
“We are good. We are standing strong.” One year after María, the Puerto Rican community– whose cry for help went viral– tells its story. #DiscoverPuertoRico 🇵🇷 http://fal.cn/CoverTheProgress
Rebuilding Cayo Santiago Eight months after Hurricane Maria, this unique field site is still in recovery. by Cassandre Kaplinsky As you approach by motorboat, Cayo Santiago seems like a typical tropical island. Lush, dense vegetation and palm trees fill a hilly landscape bordered by sandy beaches and clear waters. But […]
We are thrilled to report an important milestone has been achieved… Numerous areas of Punta Santiago now have POWER. ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡ After over 6 months – ONE HUNDRED NINTY-FOUR DAYS… ELECTRICITY, finally! This is a big move forward to recovery. Congrats!
Hurricane season officially started Friday, and Puerto Rico still hasn’t fully recovered from September’s Hurricane Maria. This week, the Puerto Rico Department of Health released new information on the number of deaths following Maria. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports from San Juan.
By BUZZFEED NEWS Six months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean in September 2017, the island of Puerto Rico is still struggling to rebuild. 2. Humacao, Puerto Rico See more photo comparisons at www.Buzzfeed.com
Story by John D. Sutter, CNN Video by Leyla Santiago and Khushbu Shah, CNN Maunabo, Puerto Rico (CNN) Lourdes Rodriguez heard the scream early on the morning of January 6, before the sun rose and before the frogs began their chorus. “Lourdes! Lourdes!” She instantly recognized the voice of her […]
By Marlena Hartz The children of Punta Santiago will tell you how the ocean came into their homes. They’ll tell you how their parents tied them to their waists with rope and plowed through saltwater in search of safety. They’ll tell you how their town is racing to make sure […]
By Shawna Williams February 1, 2018 Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago has hosted decades of research in cognition, primatology, immunization, and other areas. When Hurricane Maria ripped through the Caribbean last September, the small town of Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico, was devastated. Many homes were destroyed, and people lost reliable access […]
by Nydia Bauzá Don Alfonso Lugo Colón stared enraptured at his renovated wooden house in the Punta Santiago plots. At 79, a sweet smile was drawn on his face and he never tired of thanking “those good people”. He was referring to a brigade of 40 volunteers – all Americans […]