My Husband and I purchased a house in Loiza, PR in March 2016. We were very fortunate that our home is ok but some of the neighboring developments in Loiza were devastated by floods from the nearby lagoons.
The video you see is from our friends 3T and Andres from Patillas, PR who taped their encounter during Hurricane Maria and put it to video. They were in direct line of the storm. Before the storm, they made beautiful custom tables and other wood pieces from mahogany trees
using sustainable wood concepts. See photo gallery of the amazing table
they made for us.
Much of the Island, including our hometown of Loiza, still has very little drinking water. Our neighbors informed us that they get water for 1 hour a day and then the city cuts it off.
There is still no power on 70% of the Island and the temperatures on the Island can feel like almost 100 degrees during the day. When it rains, because a lot of the vegetation is gone, the muddy grounds make conditions worse.
Food is still in short supply on much of the Island and people are forced to stand in long lines for hours waiting for basic supplies. Many of our neighbors are over 70 years old. They can't continue standing in long lines for basic necessities.