Roads in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico were blocked by landslides for weeks after Maria, delaying emergency supplies and the restoration of power. Little would be different if a storm struck today.
Hurricane Maria’s waves clawed away at the sand, reducing the width of the broad beach by approximately 90 percent. But it wasn’t just that the familiar landscape disappeared — it left La Boca defenseless.
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Lignite mining has already claimed nearly 50 villages in the region, and since the mid-1950s more than 40,000 people have been displaced by it.
Los habitantes del estado mexicano de Baja California Sur vivían de la pesca durante generaciones, hasta que los peces se acabaron.
After 11 months, power is virtually fully restored in Puerto Rico. But the grid is still fragile, and there’s no estimate of when an overhaul to make it stronger will begin.
En el estado mexicano Baja California Sur, la gente vivía de la pesca durante generaciones, hasta que se acabaron los peces.