As Hurricane Fiona intensifies in Puerto Rico, here’s how to help

Homes are flooded on Salinas Beach after the passing of Hurricane Fiona in Salinas, Puerto Rico on Monday.

It was just last month that Annette Reyes was in Puerto Rico to visit family members who still live in the U.S. territory. 

Weeks later, Reyes has been subjected to videos and photos in the news of places where she recently visited now completely destroyed as Hurricane Fiona rips through the area. She worries for not only her own family still living on the island, but for the families of many of her Puerto Rican friends in the Greater Columbus area as the await word from their loved ones. 

“It’s heartbreaking because it’s such a beautiful place,” said Reyes, who lived in Puerto Rico until she was 7 and her parents settled in the mainland. “It’s a very uncertain time, and it’s scary waiting to hear if people are safe.”

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