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Puerto Rico Remains Without Power; Lin-Manuel Miranda Calls for More Help for Island

HeadlineSep 21, 2022

Most of Puerto Rico remains without power three days after Hurricane Fiona pummeled the island. The majority of homes also do not have access to clean water. On Tuesday, the creator of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, called for more aid for Puerto Rico. He spoke at an event organized by the Clinton Global Initiative.

Lin-Manuel Miranda: “We are looking for partners, because we have to start recovery. The goal is to build. We’re never going to stop hurricanes, and climate change, of course, I’m sure you’ve heard about in many different panels today, is not going away anytime soon. But we can build a more resilient Puerto Rico, and we need your help to do that. So, please, email my dad.”

Hillary Clinton: “That’s right. Email. Email Luis.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda: “Luis@linmanuel.com. Join us. Join us. Join us. Join us.”

On Tuesday, Hurricane Fiona passed near the Turks and Caicos Islands. Earlier today the hurricane strengthened into a Category 4 storm. It is now threatening Bermuda.

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