After repairs were completed this summer, a restored ballfield in one of Puerto Rico's poorest towns had become a symbol of progress in the face of tragedy. Hurricane Fiona dealt a setback.
Her book, out Oct. 18, is a memoir, cookbook and retelling of Puerto Rican history. It's also a testament to her life's work of documenting and preserving the food of the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Days after the storm, residents in coastal Salinas, Puerto Rico, aren't waiting for help from the authorities. They're using bulldozers and backhoes to clear debris and rubble left in Fiona's wake.
A growing number of businesses are temporarily closing across the island as power outages caused by Hurricane Fiona drag on, sparking concern about the availability of fuel and basic goods.
Hurricane Fiona's unrelenting rains led to swollen rivers and washed out roads and bridges in many areas of Puerto Rico. It's isolated many mountain communities and slowed the recovery.
The hurricane smashed roads and bridges and caused historic flooding, leaving people stranded across the island. "We are all isolated," said Manuel Veguilla, a resident of the mountain town of Caguas.
The hurricane dumped more than 2 feet of rain in some areas of the island. The rain and flooding have left a soggy mess across many homes and weary residents are starting to clean up.
A wide range of Latino communities in the United States are affected by climate-driven storms, floods, droughts and heat waves, and are leading the charge to address global warming.
More than 760,000 customers have been left with no access to clean running water since Hurricane Fiona struck the island on Sunday.