hurricane maria


Corporations are Privatizing Power in Puerto Rico as Trump Administration Relief Aid Continues to Stumble

A toxic combination of incompetency, greed and vulnerability after Hurricane Maria make the island ripe for a dangerous move toward privatization of major utilities.
Alice Rowsome
Rise Up

Over 22,000 Puerto Rican Students Are Out of School Since Hurricane María

As enrollment shrinks after the storm, 1 in 13 kids across the island won't be back to school.
Alice Rowsome
Livable Planet

Climate Change-Fueled Natural Disasters Made 2017 the Costliest Weather Year Ever

The U.S. suffered 16 weather and climate disasters that each caused losses in excess of $1 billion, but recovery programs are trying to combat this new normal.
Meg Charlton

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's Three Kings Holiday Symbolizes Its Spirit of Resilience

With the island now over 100 days in darkness, the people plan to celebrate the upcoming holiday in a different way.
Miguel Guadalupe
Rise Up

It's 2018, and Puerto Rico is Still Dealing With the Fallout from Hurricane Maria

People in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands attempting to get back on their feet and rebuild their islands should not have to worry about evictions, late fees, negative credit reports or any other financial burdens due to no fault of their own.
Alice Rowsome
Rise Up

Concrete Ways to Support Puerto Rican Small Businesses Months After Hurricane Maria

The natural disaster left the island nation in a state of devastation. Here's how you can help locals get back on their feet in this urgent time of need.
Alice Rowsome

Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery Comes Down to a Meeting on Wall Street

As Washington continues to stall on meaningful recovery, an upcoming meeting in Manhattan has huge implications for the future of hundreds of thousands of workers on the island who were already dealing with an economic catastrophe.
Alice Rowsome

Activists and Locals are Using Giant Hurricane Relief Aid Ships to Rebuild Puerto Rico

As the federal government stumbles on recovery efforts, individuals are stepping up to ensure a just recovery for the badly damaged island.
Alice Rowsome

Solar Companies and Non-Profits are Filling the Void in the Long Road to Recovery in Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico struggles in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, organizations are leading the charge in helping restore power and delivering clean water.
Alice Rowsome
Rapid Response

Weeks After Hurricane Maria Hit, and Puerto Rico's Recovery Efforts Still Need Your Help

A lot more needs to be done.
Alice Rowsome
The Rundown

Puerto Rico Has Been Declared a Disaster and They Urgently Need Help

Your guide to Hurricane Maria disaster relief: what’s working, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff