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Hurricane Maria Relief


Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane, pummeling the U.S. territory with catastrophic levels of rain and winds up to 155 miles per hour. Roofs were ripped off buildings; power was knocked out for the entire island. The situation is still dire – most of the island is still without power and clean water and temperatures are scorching. Officials predict that it could be months until power is restored. Many families are without fuel or phone service and some neighborhoods are still under water.

“No generation has seen a hurricane like this since San Felipe II in 1928,” Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told CNN.

Save the Children is currently on the ground in Puerto Rico responding to the needs of children. We are working closely with the Red Cross, FEMA, and local partners to assess the specific needs of children and families amid reports of massive damage.