What is going on in Puerto Rico? As Hurricane Fiona bears down on Turks and Caicos, Chicagoans seek to help

What is going on in Puerto Rico? As Hurricane Fiona bears down on Turks and Caicos, Chicagoans seek to help

CHICAGO (TOC) — Hurricane Fiona is gaining energy because it heads for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

It is now a Class 3 storm.

On the similar time, native efforts are underway to assist the individuals of Puerto Rico.

The “Puerto Rican Agenda of Chicago” is holding a information convention at 11 a.m. in Humboldt Park to debate present assist efforts to assist individuals impacted by Hurricane Fiona.

The complete island has misplaced energy, because the hurricane brings violent winds, heavy rain, catastrophic flooding and landslides.

RELATED: Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Dominican Republic after knocking out energy in Puerto Rico

It would take days to get the facility again up, whereas devastation hits Puerto Rico as soon as once more.

One former Chicagoan is in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico proper now.

“A lot rain, it yanked bushes from the bottom up as a result of the bottom was saturated with water. As soon as the meals is out, and the water is out, individuals are gonna be in large want,” Efrain Ortiz stated.

In 2017, Hurricane Maria hit the island. The Class 4 storm destroyed Puerto Rico’s energy grid and precipitated practically 3,000 deaths.

5 years later, hundreds of individuals nonetheless stay in broken houses coated in blue tarps.

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