How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes — Repeating Islands

Will Grant (BBC) writes about the differences and similarities between Cuba and Puerto Rico’s responses to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, respectively: If Hurricane Irma hitting Cuba and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico had one thing in common it was that – despite ample warning – they seemed to take many by surprise. It was […]Continue reading “How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes — Repeating Islands”

Puerto Rico is still a disaster zone — Repeating Islands

Ana Campoy (Quartz) writes that Puerto Rico is still a disaster zone, three weeks after Hurricane Maria: Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. Three weeks later, many residents still live like it’s the day after the storm made landfall. More than 90% of the island remains without electricity, and roughly a thirdContinue reading “Puerto Rico is still a disaster zone — Repeating Islands”