One to four months — that’s how long Puerto Ricans are preparing to live without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
With screeching 150 mph winds, Maria is the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost a century. And debris left by Hurricane Irma could endanger more lives and wreak more havoc than originally anticipated. Heavy rains may lead to landslides, causing even more devastation.
“This is going to be an extremely violent phenomenon,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said. “We have not experienced an event of this magnitude in our modern history.”
Even stores in major cities can’t keep up with the demand for water and canned food. And many families left homeless by Irma are without refuge from these catastrophic conditions.
But you can help! Without access to necessities such as bottled water, food, generators, and medical aid, many Puerto Ricans may die even after Maria has passed. Your gift will send emergency supplies right now.
“We are preparing for the worst but [praying] for a miracle,” said one of our partners in Puerto Rico. By sending critical aid, you can provide the miracle many are praying for.