Gilberto Cosme Rodriguez takes one of his 10 daily asthma treatments to help him breathe, inside his home still covered with a tarp after FEMA assistance failed to cover the cost of fixing his roof when it was torn off one year ago by Hurricane Maria. Rodriguez, who has one working lung due to pulmonary fibrosis, says his $300 pension is barely enough to buy medicine — let alone fix his roof.
One year after #HurricaneMaria made landfall on #PuertoRico, families are still grappling with damaged homes, denials of aid from FEMA, unsolved insurance claims, and the loss of nearly 3,000 lives in the deadliest US-based natural disaster in 100 years. Read more of their stories through the link in our profile.
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