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Relief for Puerto Rico

Kimberly Flores, Staff Writer

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On September 20th, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, made direct landfall on Puerto Rico, tearing apart the entire island and drenching it with feet of rain.

What has happened since has been truly catastrophic for Puerto Rico. There is still little power on the island. In many places, there is still no water to drink or bathe in or to flush toilets. With limited food and cell service, dozens of remote villages have been completely cut off from everything for weeks.

Recently, it seems that the people of Puerto Rico will finally receive help. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will finally help transport hurricane survivors from Puerto Rico to the continental United States.

Hurricane survivors who temporarily relocate to the mainland, could end up in either Florida or New York as FEMA is working to establish agreements with both states. The two states were selected by Puerto Rican Governor, Ricardo Rossello, because both have sizable Puerto Rican communities.

This long awaited relief is working to save a lot of Puerto Ricans lives. It is beginning to look as if Puerto Rico will begin to be taken more seriously by the United States government.

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