January 2019 Spotlight

PROTECT Researchers evaluate Hurricane Maria’s Impact and suggest a ‘Visionary Rebuilding’ plan for Government Institutions

The impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the island is massive, with over a thousand lives lost and over $90 billion dollars in damage, part of which decimated the electric grid and 80% of the agricultural sector. Many Puerto Ricans were left homeless and a total of 215,000 people left the island for the mainland as a result. This, combined with the lack of an appropriate federal response, pre-existing colonial debt, and over a century of environmental injustices, made the overall negative impact of the hurricanes stark and beyond devastating.

PROTECTCRECEECHO, & ZIP researchers collaborated to publish an article for the Environmental Justice Journal discussing our cross-center interdisciplinary research team’s disaster response to the aftermath and destruction that resulted from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico in September of 2017, but also proposed a ‘Visionary Rebuilding’ plan for the future.

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Upcoming Events

SOT Annual Meeting – March 10-14, 2019 | Baltimore, MD

Northeast SRP Meeting – TBD

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