Will Puerto Ricans leave to the mainland US after Hurricane Fiona?
Hurricane Fiona struck the U.S. territory Monday, killing four, triggering mudslides and crushing bridges while displacing more than a thousand and leaving more than a million residents without power. Some wonder whether the storm will prompt the kind of exodus seen after Hurricane Maria. Fernando Rivera, a sociology professor at the University of Central Florida, agreed. “As days without electricity and water are prolonged along with rising temperatures and the potential of other rain events, there is a high likelihood that those with family and friends in New York or Florida will come stateside to seek some relief, particularly those dealing with health issues,” he said.