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Oct 13, 2022

Take action to help those affected by Hurricane Fiona

Obama Foundation

Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 18, causing widespread power and water service outages for more than 3.1 million residents. The storm has also left over one million people without running water in the Dominican Republic and has brought deadly flooding in Turks and Caicos and Bermuda.

Oct 3, 2022

Biden’s trip to Puerto Rico rekindles memories of Trump’s


PONCE, Puerto Rico — Hours after having touched down in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Joe Biden arrived at a steamy school gymnasium adorned with makeshift tables and red and blue tablecloths upon which supplies of food had been set.

Sep 21, 2022

Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda And Others Call For Puerto Rico Aid After Hurricane Fiona


When Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico on Sunday, it caused disastrous landslides and knocked out the power grid, leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity or water. As the hurricane moves on to batter the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean nations, celebrities with ties to the region are calling for immediate aid.

Sep 20, 2022

Opinion Lin-Manuel and Luis Miranda: How to get Puerto Rico help now

Washington Post

Much of Puerto Rico is without power due to Hurricane Fiona, which slammed into the island Sunday, dumping more than two feet of rain on some locations, causing mudslides and destroying homes. The storm hit almost exactly five years to the day after Hurricane Maria brought unprecedented devastation to the archipelago in 2017.

Sep 8, 2022

Five Years after Hurricane Maria, Energy Justice in Puerto Rico Gains Ground

Non-Profit Quarterly

Five years ago, Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico, resulting in the longest blackout in the history of the archipelago and the United States; in some regions, blackouts continued 11 months after the storm. Puerto Rico’s centralized, fossil-fuel dependent, long neglected energy system was no match for the hurricane.

Aug 19, 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda pleads for more attention to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico


The Broadway star behind the hits “Hamilton,” “In the Heights” and “Encanto” has been an advocate of the island where he still has family. After Hurricane Maria in 2017, he helped raise money for the arts by partnering with American Express and bringing “Hamilton” to the island. Today, he’s working with the credit card giant again. Amex has committed $100,000 to support Hurricane Fiona relief efforts.

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