“Hugo Raging on the Bahamas” is a newspaper article written by Alex Tomlinson. It was published September 20, 1989 in the The Times and reported about Hugo, the most destructive hurricane in a decade which swept towards the Bahamas after it cut across Puerto Rico. At the beginning of the article, the author writes that there was devastating damage to Puerto Rico, the worst in 50 years. According to the island’s Governor, 30,000 people were homeless and therefore he asked President Bush to declare the US dependency a disaster area.
The author mentions that it was very difficult to keep in contact with rural areas and outlaying islands, because the roads and telephone lines were destroyed.
The hurricane did its worst in a town at the eastern end of Puerto Rico named Fajardo, with seven hundred homes disappearing. Even the capital, San Juan, was absolutely demolished.
As a result of Hugo, the damaged stores were looted until police forces secured the shops. Further the author states that the airports were damaged, so that flights couldn’t start for some time. Near the end he gives information about what Hugo did in the territory of Montserrat. There it destroyed homes and hotels so that 12.000 inhabitants were homeless. Apart from that six people were killed and several others were injured. When Hugo was over, troops were sent to help.
At the end of the article, the writer points out that Hugo’s presence is not over yet.
To sum it up, Hurricane Hugo left devastating damage to Puerto Rico.
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