Alvarado's 79-year-old mother lives in Puerto Rico. Alvarado lives in Pittsburgh and hasn't been able to reach her since Hurricane Maria made landfall there. "The last time I spoke to my mother was Tuesday evening, probably around 9 o'clock, obviously they were bracing for the storm," Ron Alvarado said. Alvarado's 79-year-old mother lives in Puerto Rico. Alvarado lives in Pittsburgh and hasn't been able to reach her since Hurricane Maria made landfall there. "It's terrible," said Alvarado.
Sitting on the porch of his daughter's Pittsburgh-area home, more than 1,000 miles from his Tampa residence, Juan Gonzalez isn't certain what he and his wife will find when they go back to Florida. "I'm wondering what could possibly have happened," Gonzalez said Monday. "I have a lot of windows in the back area. I worry about flying debris because that's what causes the most damage in these storms."
Staying in the Hurricane Irma evacuation zone: Pittsburgh native explains why she isn't leaving MiamiOn the 18th floor of a Miami high-rise in the Hurricane Irma evacuation zone, Eric Reynolds and Amy Hribar are staying put. "The only thing that we could suffer up here is if someone who has another balcony has items on their balcony and they start flying around like projectiles, but I got storm shutters which I'm going to lock up tight," Reynolds said Friday.
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Selecting a term
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