Sitting here waiting for this event to pass through Puerto Rico. At this time our local gas stations are running out of gasoline. Everyone is buying at the last-minute. This Hurricane Maria seems very dangerous. Many people do not want to evacuate their homes. We are truly living in sad times. This type of situation is stressful for many people because they do not have access to the resources needed in order to survive. Local businesses are running out of supply. Limited Resources are the number one cause of full depression in a crisis. Being mentally prepared is essential in order to survive such a terrible storm. In other words, if we are mentally prepared,we can make better decisions for us and for our loved ones. Hopefully we will make it safe out of this one. Right now, I will be honest, this is a bit scary. I’ve been living in Puerto Rico since 2011 and never heard or seen anything like Hurricane Maria. One of the major worries is the ability to connect to the internet, keep communications open. The other issues are the ability to keep food cool in order for us to be able to eat during and after these storms. Of course I am worried but within my worries, I’m trying to stay strong.
At this time I am feeling the first winds through the living room where I’m taking refuge. It seems like a normal day outside. The winds are not that strong but we can feel it. cellphones are charging, solar charger is charging, flash lights are ready. We have enough food. There is an electrical plant where I’m staying. The only thing that worries me is the fact that sources are limited. Anyway, so far we are doing fine, sitting here and waiting for Maria to arrive!