In August of 2017, Puerto Rico was facing an enormous economic crisis. Then Hurricane Maria hit in September, reshaping Puerto Rico in more ways than one. The official death toll reached a tremendous count of 2,975, making it one of the deadliest hurricanes in history. According to a study conducted in October 2017 by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York, between 114,000 and 213,000 residents of Puerto Rico may leave the island annually. Three years later, Puerto Rico is tasked with overcoming a major economic depression, continuing the recovery from Hurricane Maria, a recent wave of devastating earthquakes, and coping with the COVID-19 virus. 




Natural Disasters

Economic Crisis