VIEQUES … part of Puerto Rico!! 🇵🇷 … hurting so bad!! My heart and soul ache … 💔
Andy Plesser (Huffington Post) reports news that he obtained via satellite phone by tour operator Angie Adams, who says that the situation is desperate in Vieques:
The Caribbean island of Vieques, a former home to the U.S. Navy and now a popular tourist destination seven miles east of Puerto Rico, bore the full impact of Hurricane Maria. With the main island reeling from the impact, the tiny island and its 9,000 inhabitants face daunting challenges with widespread damage, cut off from air and sea deliveries.
Off the grid: With cell and phone service down, I was contacted earlier today via satellite phone by Angie Adams, a longtime resident and a tour operator. She said that there was very little or no government help and the situation is desperate.
She and others are organizing direct shipments from the states to Vieques’ via Mosquito pier, a former Navy pier. A…
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