In hurricane's wake, Puerto Ricans find safe harbor in Minnesota

21 Aug 2019

Many are rebuilding their lives here, though they face barriers. Some aren’t sure if they’ll stay.

Victor Rivera Garcia, his wife Alejandra and their 1- and 3-year-old daughters fled their home in La Perla, Puerto Rico just as Hurricane Maria came crashing down on the island.

They escaped to his mother’s house but when they returned to La Perla they found most of their belongings — from their fridge to laptops to the girls’ clothes — destroyed.

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