“How I survived the passage of Hurricane Fiona through Puerto Rico locked in a car with my family”

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

Sonalee with her two children in her arms

image source, Sonalee Market

Sanalee Mercado, a 33-year-old housewife, says her body is still in anguish. She also says that along with that anguish, she feels deep sadness and that she has cried so much that her tears “have dried up.”

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

And by second time it has been spared from the direct threat of a hurricane.

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

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