~~October 29, 2017~~~
THE DAY TIME STOOD STILL IN PUERTO RICO
MASSIVE MORAL FAILURE!!
It’s been 39 days since María battered and shattered my country, Puerto Rico.
Many stories have come out after this natural disaster.
Still, on this day, mot much has changed.
The answer to why is multi-factorial.
However, there’s no denial that his has been a
MASSIVE HUMANITARIAN FAILURE.
Let this video do the ‘talking’.
What is happening in Puerto Rico?
Since the storm made landfall on September 20, Hurricane María has wreaked havoc on the island, causing a level of widespread destruction and disorganization paralleled by few storms in American history. Thirty nine days after the storm abated, most of the island’s residents still lack access to electricity and clean water.
From a meteorological standpoint, María was nearly a worst-case scenario for the territory: The center of a huge, nearly Category 5 hurricane made a direct hit on Puerto Rico, lashing the island with wind and rain for longer than 30 hours.
“It was as if a 50- to 60-mile-wide tornado raged across Puerto Rico, like a buzz saw,” Jeff Weber, a meteorologist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has told Vox.
Maria has many elements of a “catastrophic event,” and not just a disaster, says Tricia Wachtendorf, a professor of sociology at the University of Delaware who studies disaster relief.
Video captures Hurricane María’s terrible impact on Puerto Rico.
On Tuesday afternoon, 34 days after the hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico, the National Weather Service in San Juan posted an unassuming YouTube link to their Twitter account. I’ve never seen anything like it posted by the National Weather Service before.
The video is an 11 minute tour of the island, complete with drone flyovers and somber piano music. It shows the enormous scale of one of the worst humanitarian disasters in US history, as thousands of people continue to struggle for survival.
There’s footage from all corners of the island, showing washed out bridges, flattened homes, and broken infrastructure. The camera flies over a wind farm in Naguabo and a solar farm in Humacao – both destroyed in the storm. In nearly every shot, there are twisted trees, stripped of their leaves.
Though this video was intended as a visual chronicle to accompany a meteorological report, it’s striking on its own.
Oct 24, 2017
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
~~Hurricane Maria Damage Assessment~~
~~Uploaded on Oct 24, 2017~~
We ALL are ONE!!