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When the sky fell : Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico / Michael Deibert.

Deibert, Michael (author.).

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Rowayton Library 363.349 DEI (Text to phone) 33625122826808 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport 363.34922 DEIBERT (Text to phone) 34000076494384 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174).
Formatted Contents Note: Barranquitas -- The enchanted island -- In the shadow of empire -- In a free state (of sorts) -- Bodega-sold dreams -- Maria -- Bringing out the dead -- Picking up the pieces.
Summary, etc.: "When Hurricane Maria roared across Puerto Rico in September 2017, it devastated the island. It was an unprecedented natural disaster, a Category 5 major hurricane, and ultimately responsible for the deaths of more than three thousand people. It also ripped away the facade that had dominated discussions of the island's relationship with the United States for over a century This is the first book to comprehensively expose what happened during Hurricane Maria, why Puerto Rico was so poorly prepared, and why a US territory, an island of American citizens, was largely ignored by the federal government in the wake of a catastrophic natural disaster. Using a blend of history and on-the-ground reportage, Michael Deibert pulls back the veil on the island known for its powdery beaches, rainforests, and apricot-and-lavender sunsets to reveal the trajectory for the decisions that set it on the path toward the disaster that came during and in the wake of the storm, when its entire power grid and much of its water supply was knocked out. In doing so, he also reveals the stories of everyday heroism, compassion, and unexpected joy that have defined the island before and after Maria."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Disaster relief Puerto Rico
Hurricanes Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria, 2017
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