I survived the hurricane along with the 175 priceless captive Puerto Rican parrots that I take care of. We spent the hurricane inside a reinforced building in the middle of one of the most remote parts of the Island. The damage to the forest was horrendous. A large number of enormous trees fell on the way to the aviary, some pretty heavy machine had to be brought to open the way for water and supplies to arrive. I spent eight days completely isolated from the world except for a coworker that also spent the hurricane in the aviary. Right now thing are getting better although damage to the aviary was severe. We are cleaning and rebuilding. About half the orchids survived the storm because I brought them inside. My shade house was damaged when a tree fell on it. Most of the damage to my plants was sunburn due to the fact that there is no canopy to speak of. Communications are really, really bad, I am writing this at a hot spot forty minutes driving away from my home. The whole country is in bad shape, in a bit of tragicomedy the government announced 15% restoration of electrical energy just in time for a blackout that brought that number essentially to zero, again. Hopefully I will be able to return to the forum when things get better. for the moment, the essentials, food, water and gasoline take precedence. Perhaps by December we will see some improvement. Hera are some before and after photos of my house. My yard was covered with a foot deep layer of debris from the destroyed canopy, this included full sized trees.