Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

From USA Today: Tulane Fellow George Haddow explains Puerto Rico's rebuilding efforts

August 22nd, 2018

George Haddow, a senior fellow at Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, explains how new information can help inform Puerto Rico’s rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island on September 20, 2017, and caused widespread destruction and plunged the island into a months-long blackout. According to Haddow, the higher death count is key to rebuilding Puerto Rico to stand against powerful storms.

Read the entire story at USA Today’s website titled Puerto Rico acknowledges much higher death toll from Hurricane Maria: 1,427 fatalities.

Caribbean + People
Ana M. López
Director - Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Professor - Communication, Associate Provost - Office for Faculty Affairs