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'I Need A Strong House': After Maria, One Puerto Rican Grapples With How To Rebuild

'I need a strong house,' say Angel Joel Alvarez Lopez, whose roof was ripped off his home. Rain is pouring in. Now, he's looking ahead to months of building and trying to determine his next steps.

Rain is pouring straight through the bare wooden beams that used to be Angel Joel Alvarez Lopez's roof.

Hurricane Maria razed off half of the tin roof, and blasted all but three of his windows clean out of the wooden walls. A supporting wall fell off and has been hastily pounded back into place.

Two weeks after the storm,

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