Category Archives: Hurricane Maria and after effects

How long should free hotels last for Hurricane Maria evacuees from 9-20-17?

How long should free hotels last for Hurricane Maria evacuees from 9-20-17?  Should there be a time limit?   Assuming finding one of the cheaper hotel rates at $65/night x 30 days = $1950/month.  $65/night x 365 days = $23,725/year.   Most … Continue reading

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Tesla Powerwalls and Powerpacks keep the lights on at 662 locations in Puerto Rico during island-wide blackout, says Elon Musk

  Tesla Powerwalls and Powerpacks keep the lights on at 662 locations in Puerto Rico during island-wide blackout, says Elon Musk Tesla Powerwalls and Powerpacks keep the lights on at 662 locations in Puerto Rico during island-wide blackout, says Elon Musk Fred … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria

Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria By FRANCES ROBLES and LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍSEPT. 24, 2017 Photo Plantain trees flattened by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, P.R. In a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent of the crop … Continue reading

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FEMA proposes changes to building codes for Puerto Rico

  https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/femaproposeschangestobuildingcodes-2410648 FEMA proposes changes to building codes The recommendations will be included in a report that FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team will publish this summer Friday, March 30, 2018 – 8:33 AM By Alex Figueroa Cancel The report is developed … Continue reading

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Barrio Collores de Bayamón has been without electric service for seven months

What a tragedy!  7 months and still no power. https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/locales/nota/barriocolloresdebayamonllevasietemesessinservicioelectrico-2411186 Barrio Collores de Bayamón has been without electric service for seven months Residents demand government action to return to normal Monday, April 2, 2018 – 12:00 AM By Carmen Milagros … Continue reading

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“Signs Of Radioactivity” Reportedly Found In Puerto Rico’s Groundwater

  https://www.vibe.com/2018/03/signs-of-radioactivity-reportedly-found-in-puerto-ricos-groundwater “Signs Of Radioactivity” Reportedly Found In Puerto Rico’s Groundwater National Camille Augustin @JadoreCamille | March 19, 2018 – 2:25 pm CREDIT: Getty Images On July 4, 2017, Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rossello passed a law that prohibited coal-based … Continue reading

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For Puerto Rico, the Return to Business as Usual Is Slow

  It’s sad for Puerto Rico.   With no power for extended time periods like 6 months, it’s extremely difficult to successfully run a business in a modern economy.  With less economic activity, fewer jobs available, this causes more people to … Continue reading

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