Months After Hurricane Maria, This Denver Woman Is Moving Back To Puerto Rico

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Photo: Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Destruction May 2018 - AP Photo
A printed photo taken on Oct. 17, 2017 showing a U.S. army helicopter transporting material to repair the Guajataca Dam, which was damaged during Hurricane Maria, is shown in front of the same location where repairs continue in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, May 31, 2018.

When Vasti Rosado was reunited with her grandmother after days of radio silence following Hurricane Maria bearing down on the island, she heard firsthand about the destruction on the island and the morgues filling up with bodies. Rosado's cousin, who volunteered at a hospital, sent her text after text about how so many more people were dying than reported.

When Harvard released a study last month reporting that thousands more people died than the official toll of 64, it only confirmed what Rosado knew. Now, nine months after Maria hit, she's heading back to Puerto Rico permanently. Rosado spoke to Colorado Matters about what's she seen on the island her first week back. ​