Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico at a time of great financial difficulty for the island and its residents, leaving behind widespread destruction and a humanitarian crisis. This natural disaster will undoubtedly dictate the upcoming policy agenda for the island. It is imperative that we maintain public awareness for disaster relief efforts and engagement, not just in the emergency phase but also during recovery and reconstruction.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday that the northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas, ...
The federal entity authorizes the government to reallocate money from the current budget to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria
They work in groups to send supplies to the Puerto Rico
They work in groups to send supplies to the Puerto Rico
After the destructive force of Hurricane Maria crossed the island from side-to-side, Puerto Rico remains at an emergency stage that demands solidarity and citizen support to facilitate essential rescue and recovery work
The cash-strapped U.S. territory has come to a halt due the great devastation caused by hurricane Maria
The powerful hurricane wrapped around Puerto Rico with winds of up to 140 miles per hour, causing damages, floods and consternation over the magnitude of the recovery efforts that will be needed
"Once we're able to go outside, we're going to find our island destroyed," said Abner Gomez, Puerto Rico's emergency management director
Government warns of the hurricane to wreak havoc on the Island, still not recovered from Irma
In some stores, drinking water, batteries and canned goods are already scarce