posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 04:15 PM
a reply to: jrod
Yes cement and block houses can stand hurricanes, but wooden and plank houses can not, still people in the Caribbean specially poor countries can not
afford a more sturdy home so wood is the next choice.
In PR the house construction is supposed to follow federal guidelines but as usual many constructions goes without inspection.
Because the Island unique topography building in the valleys and hills for a fantastic look of the Island coast is very common just like in
California, but sadly when is too much rain many of the homes do not survived.
My mother always joke that living in hills hanging from cliffs looks like birds next hanging from trees.
PR now under bankruptcy protection, will need billions of dollars to recuperate, I am sure that the Federal government will give assistance for
emergency help, but the Island government doesn't have the money necessary to fix the already damage infrastructure and they will have to work outa
deal with the federal government the one that the Island government doesn't want, because is going to exposed the corruption.
My mother calls hurricanes cleansing entities, El Yunque will comeback as beautiful as usual once again.