Hurricane Fiona Hits Puerto RicoBy GO Humanity
After several quiet months, hurricane season has arrived.
Hurricane Fiona made landfall as a category 1 storm in Puerto Rico last Sunday, bringing high winds, catastrophic flooding, and mudslides. The entire island lost power when the storm hit and swollen rivers have contaminated the filtration system. While some power has been restored, many remain in the dark and without potable water.
Puerto Rico has suffered a series of natural disasters without receiving the same resources for response and recovery that other communities in the United States have during comparable disasters, making them more vulnerable.
The people of Puerto Rico could use funds for response and recovery now.
Previous GO Humanity disaster beneficiary Proyecto Matria has activated their emergency response plan. Right now, they’re communicating with members of their community and responding with shelter, food, debris removal, and gender violence safety plans.