I’m Dánica Coto, a Puerto Rico-based AP correspondent reporting on Hurricane Maria and doing my best to deal with everyday life on the island, my home for the past 10 years. AMA.
Hi, everyone. I’ve been based in San Juan for The Associated Press since 2007, and I’ve been reporting on Hurricane Maria since the days before it made landfall in Puerto Rico – everything from the preparations to the direct impact to the devastating aftermath. I also reported from St. Martin immediately after Hurricane Irma barreled through that island. I welcome your questions about what it’s been like to report on the destruction from these storms and on the people who have been most deeply affected by them. You can also ask me questions about living in a place with no power, little access to food and water and an economy that’s stopped functioning.
Pueden hacerme preguntas en inglés o español.
Here’s my proof: https://twitter.com/danicacoto/status/913555333959815168
And here’s some of our recent coverage of Maria’s aftermath:
AP’s complete Puerto Rico coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/PuertoRico
‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico: https://apnews.com/134576eb8a1b40688fb6bf20aaa0da73
Now even money is running out in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico: https://apnews.com/d98021c8616a451e9eca958638099abd
PHOTOS: Scenes of devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria: https://apnews.com/card/afs:Card:1397830009
AP Explains: The obscure law that slowed aid to Puerto Rico: https://apnews.com/12231dcf418b4835909e025229bf3b69
Raw video: Aid delivered to cities in Puerto Rico: https://apnews.com/16c9c8ceb19843078101a59158ba9429
San Juan mayor in hurricane spotlight after Trump tweets: https://apnews.com/3565eb60e8a84013bd61cecce6e8356e
How to help after the hurricane: https://apnews.com/c5389049193f41618d086872ed9984e4
UPDATE: Thank you all for your questions! Please feel free to stay in touch via Twitter, and I always welcome any news tips: [email protected]. Logging off now. Good afternoon.