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“There were landslides everywhere”: the story of a woman who survived Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico locked in her car with her two children and her husband

“There were landslides everywhere”: the story of a woman who survived Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico locked in her car with her two children and her husband

  • Ronald Ávila-Claudio – @ronaldavilapr
  • BBC News World

Sonalee with her two children in her arms

image source, Mercado Sonalee

Sanalee Mercado, a 33-year-old housewife, says her body is still in pain. He also says that he feels as well as that agony, that he is very sad and that he is crying so much that his tears have “dried up.”

The woman is no stranger to any of these feelings. She lives in Puerto Rico with her husband, a 30-year-old mechanic, and their two children, one 4 years old and the other 2 months old.

And with second time it is free from direct hurricane threat.

Last Sunday, when the cyclone Wine hit the coasts of the US territory as a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 137 km/h and heavy rain, Sonalee was at home thinking she would be safe.

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