06 Nov '17, 8am

Post-Apocalyptic Puerto Rico

Post-Apocalyptic Puerto Rico

David Ferris, a reporter for E&E News and past columnist for Sierra, recently returned from a reporting trip to Puerto Rico. He spoke to senior editor Paul Rauber about what he saw there. Ferris: It's a little bit hard to understand the level of damage that Hurricane Maria did. It's totally standard to see, on any part of the island, power lines down, trees fallen. It seems like almost every tree on the entire island has lost its leaves, so what was once a verdant place is now brown and seemingly dead. It looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie. The damage was less in San Juan, because all of the buildings managed to blunt some of the damage. But out in the countryside, it's mind boggling how much damage this storm did. You're driving along the road and power lines are hanging over, only prevented from falling on top of cars by the fact that they’re snagged in...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/post-apocalyptic-puerto-...

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