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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 quite a few fantastic qualities as there are pros and cons in both locations.
Nonetheless after living in Puerto Rico for the last year, I have had time to look at the pros and cons and I really feel additional at house 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 more than the USA, from Hawaii to the USVI and I have visited each and every state except for Alaska and I have spent a lot of time more than seas.
Now immediately after surviving in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria, it is even a lot more clear to me what the qualities that I appreciate in Puerto Rico are. Some of these issues I started to take for granted, and now I am more and much more thankful for this exclusive culture than ever ahead of.
For instance, when we initially moved to our most recent property in Puerto Rico, with out even understanding anybody in the neighborhood, a lot of of our neighbors came to our residence with food for our household. This was a large relief to us as well, due to the fact we had not however bought a stove to cook on. Getting hot meals were such a enormous blessing to us for the initially week that we have been there. Then even soon after that, we exchanged meals with our neighbors. Post-Hurricane we are nonetheless sharing the hospitality of the Puerto Rican culture. Our neighborhood after the storm we alive with kindness and hospitality, folks with no meals in their storage had been nicely fed, folks that had meals had these with other necessities sharing and exchanging items. There was so significantly of this neighborly adore, and everyone treats everyone like household, even the new gringo loved ones.
There has been a lot of political back and forth among 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 every little thing for them. I was Https://opinions.Clovisstar.com taken aback with this statement, and I became angry for my first time ever with Trump. Prior to this statement I was supporting Trump, in hopes that he would be greater than other career politicians, but it seems like it is the same ol' exact same ol' political lip service, with a dash of insults.
What I can say about Puerto Rico is that this culture requires care of it really is personal. Despite that we are a US territory with such trade tariffs as the Jones Act imposed on us, and regardless of that this was the worst storm in the history in the Atlantic ocean, nonetheless Puerto Ricans are pulling with each other. We are presently staying in a refugee shelter that was setup by local jurisdictions at a neighborhood sports and recreation center. After trying and attempting to get facts from FEMA and the Red Cross, and even going to them in particular person, I could not get any help from either group. Even so when I identified a representative from the tourist agency in Puerto Rico and she was able to give me guidance to one particular of the 139 shelters that have been setup in the location.
Beyond the support at the shelters that have been setup by the neighborhood, we simply acquire a lot of love from the individuals right here. Lots of loves and hugs from persons who just want to care for their fellow neighbor.
The destruction in Puerto Rico is totally breath taking. I have by no means saw anything 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 practically nothing compares to this devestation.
It has also been misreported, lately by Trump and in the previous by the key stream media that our death toll here if quite low. Even so we know for a reality that in the town of Lajas alone that at least one hundred men and women have died as a direct result of the storm, and this is a town of only 25,000 individuals. There have been a lot of deaths in hospitals exactly where supplies are running low, and where power was not readily available.
Our communications are nearly entirely offline as of October 8th 2017, according to www.status.pr much less than 15% of our cellular communications are on the web in the territory. This has brought on a disconnect in the reporting of the death toll as properly. We know that the death toll for the entire territory is in the hundreds if not far more, but there are a lot of places inaccessible in the area at this point and it could not be completely known how a lot of folks died for weeks or months.
As our residence was blown to pieces and we lost almost everything, we are trying to regroup. On the other hand we know what God takes away, He generally offers back in abundance. There will be excellent and terrible factors that come of this storm. Lots of tragedy that has taken location right here, but in the extended run it has genuinely brought this neighborhood together and produced us stronger in Puerto Rico.
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