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Frederiksberg C, REGION SJALLAND 1959
When I say "wonderful ways" there are also down sides to living in Puerto Rico, and I am not implying that the USA does not have several good qualities as there are pros and cons in each areas.
Even so right after living in Puerto Rico for the final year, I have had time to take into account the pros and cons and I feel more at household in Puerto Rico than in any location that I have lived in my life, and that is to say a lot as I have lived all over the USA, from Hawaii to the USVI and I have visited each state except for Alaska and I have spent a lot of time more than seas.
Now after surviving in Puerto Rico post-hurricane Maria hits st. john picture of the destruction Maria, it is even far more clear to me what the qualities that I appreciate in Puerto Rico are. Some of these points I started to take for granted, and now I am additional and much more thankful for this exceptional culture than ever ahead of.
For example, when we 1st moved to our most up-to-date house in Puerto Rico, without having even being aware of any individual in the neighborhood, quite a few of our neighbors came to our house with food for our family members. This was a enormous relief to us as well, because we had not but purchased a stove to cook on. Possessing hot meals were such a huge blessing to us for the 1st week that we were there. Then even soon after that, we exchanged meals with our neighbors. Post-Hurricane we are still sharing the hospitality of the Puerto Rican culture. Our neighborhood right after the storm we alive with kindness and hospitality, individuals with no food in their storage have been effectively fed, folks that had food had those with other necessities sharing and exchanging items. There was so substantially of this neighborly love, and everyone treats everyone like family, even the new gringo household.
There has been a lot of political back and forth between Puerto Rico and the US. The mayor of the capitol city of Puerto Rico Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized the US response to the tragedy, and in turn Trump took to twitter to insult her and all Puerto Ricans so it seemed, as to imply that Puerto Ricans want the US government to do everything for them. I was taken aback with this statement, and I became angry for my initial time ever with Trump. Earlier to this statement I was supporting Trump, in hopes that he would be much better than other profession politicians, but it seems like it is the similar ol' identical ol' political lip service, with a dash of insults.
What I can say about Puerto Rico is that this culture requires care of it is own. Despite that we are a US territory with such trade tariffs as the Jones Act imposed on us, and in spite of that this was the worst storm in the history in the Atlantic ocean, nonetheless Puerto Ricans are pulling collectively. We are presently staying in a refugee shelter that was setup by nearby jurisdictions at a neighborhood sports and recreation center. After trying and attempting to get information from FEMA and the Red Cross, and even going to them in individual, I could not get any help from either group. Even so when I located a representative from the tourist agency in Puerto Rico and she was capable to give me guidance to one particular of the 139 shelters that have been setup in the location.
Beyond the help at the shelters that have been setup by the neighborhood, we just acquire a lot of adore from the folks here. Lots of loves and hugs from men and women who just want to care for their fellow neighbor.
The destruction in Puerto Rico is completely breath taking. I have never saw something so tragic in my life. I watched other hurricane aftermath on the news, such as Katrina and other big hurricanes. But what I have saw on the ground was so unbelievable, that I had to capture what I have saw with my drone, and nothing at all compares to this devestation.
It has also been misreported, lately by Trump and in the previous by the major stream media that our death toll here if incredibly low. Nevertheless we know for a reality that in the town of Lajas alone that at least one hundred persons have died as a direct outcome of the storm, and this is a town of only 25,000 men and women. There have been a lot of deaths in hospitals where supplies are running low, and exactly where power was not obtainable.
Our communications are just about totally offline as of October 8th 2017, according to www.status.pr less than 15% of our cellular communications are on the web in the territory. This has caused a disconnect in the reporting of the death toll as effectively. We know that the death toll for the whole territory is in the hundreds if not more, but there are a lot of locations inaccessible in the region at this point and it might not be totally identified how a lot of individuals died for weeks or months.
As our home was blown to pieces and we lost almost everything, we are attempting to regroup. Nevertheless we know what God takes away, He usually offers back in abundance. There will be good and negative issues that come of this storm. Lots of tragedy that has taken place here, but in the lengthy run it has really brought this community together and created us stronger in Puerto Rico.
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