About This Project

Puerto Rico is 1,600 miles away, but at least 300,000 of its people call Connecticut home.

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria touches our neighbors, friends, and families, which means that their stories are our stories. WNPR is committed to telling them.



On The Island

Click the markers in the map to see our stories by location.

On The Mainland


Facebook Group

Join WNPR's Facebook group to read and share stories about Puerto Rico and Connecticut after Hurricane Maria.

About This Project

The Island Next Door is a reporting project that came out of the recognition that Hurricane Maria was a distant storm with a local impact.

Begun in the WNPR newsroom, this project aims to tell the stories that link New England and Puerto Rico — finding the people, places, successes and challenges on the island and the mainland today.

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