Fort Myers attorney shares devastating experience in Puerto Rico during Maria

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Fort Myers Attorney Andrew Kagan

FORT MYERS, Fla. There’s no comparison between Hurricane Irma and Maria, attorney Andrew Kagan said after returning home from Puerto Rico.

Kagan experienced the destruction Hurricane Irma caused in Southwest Florida just days before taking a trip to his home on the Island, unaware a Category 5 storm was on the way.

“It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever been through,” he said. “I mean, as bad as it was here, I saw nothing like I saw in Puerto Rico, but remember Puerto Rico is very isolated. It’s a small island in the middle of the ocean.”

Kagan, who was also present during an August deadly van attack in Spain, described the remnants of Puerto Rico as a war zone.

“The lack of food, the lack of water, the lack of electricity and there’s people waiting 8 to 10 hours in lines to buy gas and you can only buy $10 worth of gas,” he said.

Kagan returned to Fort Myers Tuesday praying the people of Puerto Rico will receive the help they desperately need.

“I would hope that everyone would pray for Puerto Rico and to help, to help the island,” he said. “It’s a beautiful island. The people are great and they need our help right now.”

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