Angel Colon’s memory of what happened on Sept. 20, 2017, is still fresh in his mind. Standing on the rooftop of a one-story community building, he describes what happened to a nearby basketball court.
“The hurricane moved the metal roof from there, lifted it in the air and threw it to the corner all rolled up as if it was a cake,” said Colon, as a temporary blue roof, stamped FEMA, now serves as a replacement.
Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico reinforced something he already knew — in times of trouble, communities comes together.
Colon, who serves as head of the Social and Cultural Development Committee in the town of Daguao, paired up with the San Juan-based organization Resilient Power Puerto Rico to come up with a solution to problems from future storms. [click for full story with video]