Tag: Hurricane Maria
To repair after disasters – and prevent future ones – we can’t be afraid to spend public money on things people need.
While more disaster capitalists will be lining up, the resilient population of Puerto Rico will build momentum for renewable alternatives to the fossil-fuel power grid that has failed them.
“We are fighting to make sure that help that goes to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands goes to the people, not to Wall Street."
Financial firms are still fighting to get billions out of the bankrupt island as it tries to rebuild.
"We have to think of this as societal collapse: no power, no water, no food, no nothing."
President Trump has pledged federal help to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but a date has not been set to send help and funds.
“All the infrastructure has collapsed. Everything we had before the hurricane is beyond reach.”
12Page 2 of 2