While so many on the devastated island of Puerto Rico are desperate to get out, many of their family members in San Antonio are desperate to get them here.
Yvette Caro has called San Antonio home for more than 30 years. But her family of 10 back in Puerto Rico is now in dire need of a one-way ticket to the Alamo City.
“We’re very worried,” she said. “They don’t have electricity or water, so it’s very difficult for them at this point.”
Even more difficult, one of her relatives is a diabetic and insulin is scarce.
“It’s really frustrating. We’re here and our hands are tied. There’s nothing we could do,” Caro said.
Flights to the mainland are hard to come by. Yvette’s family was set to fly in on Saturday. But their flights were canceled. They have been rescheduled for two weeks from now. Still, she’s started double-booking with other airlines just in case.
“Even though you have your reservations, they could cancel the flights. So, at this point, I don’t know if they are going to make it out on one of those days or not,” she said.
Yvette says that the family will make San Antonio home for awhile since starting over in Puerto Rico could take years.
“I love them," Caro said. "We’re trying to get them here as soon as possible."