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Hurricane Maria and Its Lessons on Preservation

Posted by: Geraldine Davila Gonzalez

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico in the most catastrophic storm of island’s history since the Okeechobee Hurricane in 1928. The Category 4 storm entered through Yabucoa at 6:15 a.m., leaving behind massive destruction. Most of the island’s population was left without power, physical structures collapsed, and the people of Puerto Rico were devastated. …