The Puerto Rican real estate community will help deliver emergency supplies to victims of Hurricane Maria after most of the 3 million inhabitants have lost access to electricity, clean water and adequate shelter, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Association of REALTORS® told REALTOR® Magazine.
In an online story today, “Worse Than Anything You’ve Seen on TV,” Marcos Vilar says the entire nation is in ruin and the government is distributing generators and diesel fuel to residents, in hopes of providing electricity. “It’s literally like the whole island was bombed,” he said. “Homes that were reinforced with concrete were snapped in two like toothpicks.”
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, governs itself. Its capital is San Juan.
In other related news:
- Puerto Rico suffering humanitarian crisis after Maria (CNN)
- Why Puerto Rico faces a monumental recovery effort (USA Today)
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