Students try to stay in touch with family members in Puerto Rico

By David Doochin

A flooded area in Carolina, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the island. (Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos/Puerto Rico National Guard)

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico a little more than a week ago and ravaged the island with heavy winds and torrential downpours, leaving millions without electricity and clean water. Some UNC students’ families are affected.

With us now is UNC student Monica Pevida, whose grandparents are witnessing the storm’s destruction firsthand in Puerto Rico, where they’ve lived for more than twenty years.

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