Marilyn Santiago

Where We Once Walked
Location: Puerto RIco
Nationality: American
Biography: A couple of years ago I took another course with NYIP, this time Photojournalism, and then as a friend told me once years ago "you should be a photo journalist" I hope I listened and studied it. I finished my humble course, and I am... read on
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Where We Once Walked
Credits: marilyn santiago
Date of Work: 10/01/19 - Ongoing
Updated: 01/01/20
Location: Puerto Rico
   Hurricane Maria did so much in so many areas, but one constant reminder after two years has been the coastal erosion. The coasts have not had much rest due to the constant swells that weakens them. They are in a critical stage, and even though it is a natural and dynamic natural process, is still one we have to watch and attend.
   The severity of the damage has make many organizations and professionals  ask for immediate moratoriums in constructions permits, so they are not allowed constructions in the maritime zones and prevent more problems that already affects 60% of the over 1,000 beaches on the island. In Arecibo alone, approximately 111 feet of coast has been lost.
   There are even speculations of plans to make an artificial reef in the touristic area of Condado area were many hotels are located.
   And along with the erosion, many houses that has been close to the coast had been abandoned either because of relocation of its residents or simply by the dangers in the structures.

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