Category Archives: Natural disasters

line for water after hurricane maria

day 9 of the aftermath

(Below is an update I drafted for friends and family while waiting for an internet connection) I imagine there are crews working 12 hour shifts to repair the massive devastation left in Maria’s wake. However, here on the ground, in the part of Puerto Rico

lightning puerto rico

frightening lightning in puerto rico

While holed up during a particularly noisy thunderstorm in San Antonio, Holly and I spoke reassuring words of comfort to our boys: “At least we won’t have to deal with lightning in Puerto Rico”. Boy were we ever wrong!  Holly lived in Hawaii (Oahu) for 7 years growing up and can’t remember a single

reminder of the risk of tsunami

reminder of the risk of tsunami

Nearly 100 years ago a 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Puerto Rico sent 20 foot waves onshore, destroying coastal villages and resulting in 40 deaths.  One of the most unique places to visit on this side of the island, which also happens to also serve as a stark reminder

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