Study – ¡Puerto Rico Se Levanta!: Hurricane María and Narratives of Struggle, Resilience, and Migration

¡Puerto Rico Se Levanta!: Hurricane María and Narratives of Struggle, Resilience, and Migration

Source:University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center

Date Published: 3/2018

Format: Text

Annotation: This study draws on resiliency and migration models to analyze the experiences of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane María. The research examines how respondents and their families experienced Hurricane María and relief efforts, the survival strategies they deployed after the storm, their migration decision-making and journeys to Florida, and their interpretations of governmental response to the hurricane.

URL:https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/puerto-rico-se-levanta-hurricane-maria-and-narratives-of-struggle-resilience-and-migration

Report – Social Vulnerability and the Role of Puerto Rico’s Healthcare Workers After Hurricane Maria

Social Vulnerability and the Role of Puerto Rico’s Healthcare Workers After Hurricane Maria

Source:University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center

Date Published: 6/2018

Format: Text

Annotation: This report summarizes a study that used interview and observation data with healthcare workers across Puerto Rico to better understand what kind of impacts Hurricane Maria had on people’s health, and who was most impacted. It sought to understand how healthcare workers responded to the crisis in order to reach communities in need. It highlights how and why people with chronic health conditions, those who were economically disadvantaged, rural populations, and older populations were particularly vulnerable to the health impacts of the storm and massive, extended disruptions to key infrastructure.

URL:https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/social-vulnerability-and-the-role-of-puerto-ricos-healthcare-workers-after-hurricane-maria