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Thousands From Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Evacuate on Cruise Ship

HeadlineSep 29, 2017

In San Juan, thousands of Puerto Ricans boarded a Royal Caribbean cruise ship Thursday, joining evacuees from the U.S. Virgin Islands bounds for the mainland U.S. This is Lara Brown, who sent her children off on the ship.

Lara Brown: “I’m here because I’m sending my children to Miami so they can be more comfortable, because they don’t have electricity here. Sometimes they have water, sometimes they don’t. My husband and I have to work, and we don’t have anywhere to send them. Sometimes I can’t communicate with them all day, because there’s no signal. I’m afraid to leave them at home alone.”

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