Hurricane Maria deaths

Hurricane Maria deaths

Hurricane Maria devastation

"When the area is flooded and without power, that's not a safe environment for a grandmother on dialysis," Santos said. "That's not a safe environment for someone who has an asthma attack and may need therapy. Essentially, that's what we’re trying to address. Not just the people who drowned or died in landslides, but also the people who died because they didn't have access to their basic needs."

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