WGN's own Ana Belaval is in Puerto Rico this week.
As a native, Ana is taking a look at the progress that's been made and the work left to be done following the destruction of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
One of her first stops on Day 1 was Barrio Ingenio in Toa Baja.
The area was flooded when the ocean and the river water surpassed 8 feet.
Even as they were landing, Ana noticed the difference.
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From the air she looks hurt. Those are all the blue tarps from @fema covering roofs that Maria blew away. But like my friend Tony said when I️ told him “la zarandearon fuertes” He answered “but she is alive and kicking.” @wgnmorningnews #chicago #puertorico #hopeful #hurricanemaria
Ana arrived Monday afternoon.
Before she left she check in from the airport. She spoke with a fellow traveler Denisse, from Villa Park, who was planning to take supplies including generators to Puerto Rico.
Denisse was unable to bring the generators however.
But through the power of social media, she received good news.