Residents of San Juan's ‘La Perla’ neighborhood have taken hurricane recovery into their own hands as they start the hard task of clean-up on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The storm could prompt some families to move to South Florida — at least temporarily.
Residents of San Juan's ‘La Perla’ neighborhood have taken hurricane recovery into their own hands as they start the hard task of clean-up on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The storm could prompt some families to move to South Florida — at least temporarily. CARL JUSTE CJUSTE@MIAMIHERALD.COM
Residents of San Juan's ‘La Perla’ neighborhood have taken hurricane recovery into their own hands as they start the hard task of clean-up on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The storm could prompt some families to move to South Florida — at least temporarily. CARL JUSTE CJUSTE@MIAMIHERALD.COM

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