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Professor Garica part of webinar, “Remembering Hurricane Maria: Where are we two years later?”

Professor Garica part of webinar, “Remembering Hurricane Maria: Where are we two years later?”

Hurricane Maria was a deadly Category 5 hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands almost two years ago on September 17, 2017. It’s regarded as one of the worst natural disasters in history, killing more than 3,000 people. Today, there is still much work that needs to be done. Despite Congress approving $16.5 billion in mitigation funding for Puerto Rico and other disaster-impacted states in February 2018 and imposing a deadline of September 4 for those funds to be released, this administration has continued to delay efforts to release these necessary funds for Puerto Rico. Hurricane season is well underway and still, more than 30,000 homes are in need of repairs from storms that hit Puerto Rico two years ago. This administration is putting American lives at risk. Join this call to hear from leaders on the ground about how they’re recovering and what they’re doing to advocate for a more equitable recovery after natural disasters. Invited speakers are from: – Planners for Puerto Rico – Red de Fundacion de Puerto Rico – Hispanic Federation – FURIA

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