|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Caribbean

Study Quantifies Damage from Maria to Puerto Rico’s Beaches

SAN JUAN – Ninety percent of beaches studied by a team from the University of Puerto Rico suffered the loss of their sand dunes in the wake of Hurricane Maria, according to a report released Monday.

UPR professors and students documented the loss of dunes across and area extending from the southern city of Salinas to Ceiba on the island’s western coast.

The team carried out their inspections under the auspices of the Beaches of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Network, headed by UPR marine geologist Maritza Barreto Orta.

“The purpose of the visits, beyond seeing the damage, is to try to define the state of the beaches after Hurricane Maria. This with the aim of understanding the effects of extreme weather events, in this case a near-Category 5 hurricane,” Barreto Orta said.

One finding that has emerged from the study is that the erosion caused by Maria “reduces the capacity of these beaches and these coasts to absorb the new events to come,” she said.

Maria slammed into this US commonwealth on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 250 km/h (155 mph).

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved