An Unfinished Recovery From Hurricane Maria Left Puerto Rico Vulnerable to Fiona

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has allocated billions of dollars to Puerto Rico to help it rebuild from Hurricane Maria with more resilient infrastructure. Five years after the storm, only a tiny fraction of it has been spent, and Hurricane Fiona has again left much of the island in the dark.

NPR’s Adrian Florido explains how Fiona has left some Puerto Ricans feeling like their recovery has gone “back to zero.”

Sergio Marxuach, with The Center for a New Economy, a Puerto Rican think tank, explains why the island’s power grid is so fragile, despite dedicated federal funding to improve it.

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