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Six Months After Hurricane Maria, What Challenges Remain?

Mar 19, 2018

This week will mark six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, devastating the island.

Since the storm, thousands of Puerto Ricans have moved to Connecticut to restart their lives. This hour, we hear some of their stories as we take stock of the continuing impact of the hurricane.

As FEMA aid tapers off and state budget allocations have yet to materialize, does Connecticut have the resources to support its new residents?

And in Puerto Rico, substantial parts of the island still don’t have power. We check in with a reporter from an digital newspaper in San Juan about the situation in Puerto Rico today.

Visit The Island Next Door for more stories from Connecticut Public Radio's reporting initiative covering Puerto Rico and Connecticut in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

GUESTS:

  • Ryan Caron King - Reporter and visual journalist for Connecticut Public Radio
  • Paola Serrecchia - Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement for Junta for Progressive Action, a community resource center in the Fairhaven neighborhood of New Haven
  • Geraldo Reyes Jr. - Representative to the Connecticut General Assembly, Waterbury
  • Richard Colón Badillo  - Editor for NotiCel, a digital newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.