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Puerto Rico: Residents brace themselves for Hurricane Dorian

Puerto Rico, Carolina
August 28, 2019 at 20:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Puerto Ricans were seen preparing for Hurricane Dorian in the city of Carolina, in the southeast of the island, on Tuesday, two years after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Footage shows Carolina residents filling up their vehicles at a petrol station and buying supplies at supermarkets one day before Hurricane Dorian, a category one storm, is expected to make landfall on the island late on Wednesday.

Late on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump approved an emergency declaration allowing federal agencies to provide disaster relief. In a tweet on Wednesday, he called the territory "one of the most corrupt places on earth."

According to a 2018 study by the George Washington University (GWU), 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria.

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Puerto Ricans were seen preparing for Hurricane Dorian in the city of Carolina, in the southeast of the island, on Tuesday, two years after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Footage shows Carolina residents filling up their vehicles at a petrol station and buying supplies at supermarkets one day before Hurricane Dorian, a category one storm, is expected to make landfall on the island late on Wednesday.

Late on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump approved an emergency declaration allowing federal agencies to provide disaster relief. In a tweet on Wednesday, he called the territory "one of the most corrupt places on earth."

According to a 2018 study by the George Washington University (GWU), 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria.

W/S Petrol station, Carolina

C/U Petrol station

C/U Man at petrol station

SOT, Carolina resident (Spanish): "Well, thank God this is not going to be another [hurricane] Mary, thank God. Now we have just been told it is heading to the north, and now it is coming through the centre, and what was not going to get to us, will catch us now."

W/S Supermarket

C/U Person getting supplies from supermarket

C/U GPS showing location of hurricane

SOT, Carolina resident (Spanish): "It was that [people] took advantage when the national strike came and food was distributed, those meals were stockpiled, the water bottles were stockpiled, it was prepared * INAUDIBLE * and updating the medications to survive the season now."

C/U Child at store

C/U Sign in supermarket reading (Spanish): "Water gallon limited"

M/S Empty supermarket shelf

M/S Woman buying supplies

M/S People buying supplies

C/U People buying supplies

C/U Batteries

W/S Vehicles moving

W/S Fire trucks

W/S Building *SHORT AT SOURCE*

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