Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.
FEMA sent 57 million meals to Puerto Rico in the four months after Hurricane Maria. The Queer Kitchen Brigade sent just 400 jars of produce, but they are hoping to impact the kinds of food people in prolonged disaster relief can expect.
While Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands clean up after Hurricane Irma, many residents of these US territories say the challenge of storm relief is not just the devastation, but neglect from their fellow Americans in the continental US.