Local Hispanic communities keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Dorian as it nears Puerto Rico

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – As Tropical Storm Dorian bears down on Puerto Rico, western Massachusetts’ Puerto Rican communities stays plugged into every new development.

Holyoke’s Hispanic social service agency, “Enlace De Familias” has been a major source of communication helping reassure families with loved ones on the island.

Executive Director Betty Medina Lichtenstein said newly-appointed governor Wanda Vasquez is making all of the necessary preparations.

“Whether it be electrical power, whether it be telecommunications, whether it be the base that people need, she is in front of that right now,” Lichtenstein said.

Hurricane Maria caused nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico two years ago. Since that catastrophe, thousands of families have relocated to western Massachusetts.

Watch live satellite tracking of Tropical Storm Dorian as it crosses the Caribbean Sea, crawling toward a vulnerable Puerto Rico:

TRACK: Tropical Storm Dorian headed toward Windward Islands, Puerto Rico

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