By Caitlin Dickerson
November 13, 2017
SAN JUAN, P.R. - Her memories of the storm came in flashes: neighbors'
screams, gushing water, swimming against the current with her son.
For Milagros Serrano Ortiz, a 37-year-old grandmother with long, curly hair,
the nightmare did not end there. After two days of sheltering upstairs in a
house across the street, she returned home to find the walls caked with mud
and a vile stench emanating from her cherished possessions, which were
rotting in the heat.