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Tags: | Federal Government Of The United States | Old Age | Tropical Cyclone | Middle Age | History Of The Caribbean | Hurricane Maria | Puerto Rico | Zoraida Reyes | PUERTO RICO | Israel Gonzalez Maldonado |
With another hurricane season starting, older Puerto Ricans have little to protect them from another storm on an impoverished island. Younger and wealthier people have been moving away for years. This has left an older and sicker population in the hands of an underfunded healthcare system. Tens of thousands more have fled since Maria. 40% of seniors rely on food stamps, more than 3 times the percentage in New York, the second-highest nationally.