Puerto Rico continuing to rebuild after Maria

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By: Ben Kaplan | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 24, 2018

PHOTO: A roofless home shows the aftereffects and raw power of the storm. After Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Photo Date: 10/23/17 / MGN / FEMA

PUERTO RICO (WCTV) -- WCTV is on the ground in Puerto Rico four months after Hurricane Maria tore through the area.

Ben Kaplan and Michael Hudak landed in the capitol, San Juan, around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and got a full view of the city as the plane landed.

They saw several blue tarps on roofs, temporary fixes from the damage.

While driving through the city, you can still see reminders of Maria; windows on high rises boarded up, a huge billboard ripped in half and damaged street signs.

However, the sights in San Juan pale in comparison to what other parts of the island face.

Retired doctor and Puerto Rico native Jose Antonio and his wife Monica are from the central part of the island and had their dream home ruined by the storm. This is their first trip back since leaving in mid-October.

Jose says he never dreamt of not returning.

The Antonios will stay in Puerto Rico until March. They live in Argentina and New York the rest of the year.

Resilience is the motto in Puerto Rico as they work to recover together.



 
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