Milagros Dávila and her husband Eddie Taveras didn’t want to abandon their lives in Salinas, Puerto Rico. But after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island, they were left, as were most Puerto Ricans, without clean drinking water, electricity, food or jobs. In this Sunday conversation she talks about leaving the place she was born for Connecticut and says she has faith she will return. She just doesn’t know when.
Milagros Dávila y su esposo, Eddie Taveras, no quisieron abandonar la vida que tenian Salinas, P.R. Pero después que el huracán Maria destruyo la isla, se quedaron, como la gran parte de los puertorriqueños, sin agua potable, electricidad, comida o trabajo. La pareja ahora vive en Connecticut, pero Dávila tiene fé en que volveran a Puerto Rico, aunque no sabe cuando eso será.
WASHINGTON — After a weekend trip to the island, Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday said the United States is in danger of “failing” Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria-struck residents and said hundreds of storm victims already are arriving in Connecticut to reunite with family.
WASHINGTON — Yanil Terón is one of the more fortunate members of Connecticut’s large Puerto Rican community. In the past 24 hours, Terón has learned from strangers in the Dominican Republic and Florida that her brother and sister had survived the walloping Hurricane Maria gave her island birthplace six days ago. But she and others with relatives on the storm-tossed island are increasingly concerned about a “humanitarian crisis” that’s engulfing Puerto Rico.