Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said Friday that Puerto Rico turned serene in emergency mode, with his receiving family describing dire conditions after Storm Fiona.
“It changed to 112 degrees the day before this. Almost a week later, my family in Puerto Rico would no longer enjoy running water or electricity,” Miranda told CNBC in an interview at the L’Attitude Conference in San Diego.
The protagonist of the hits “Hamilton”, “In the Heights” and “Encanto” has been a defender of the island where he serenely has a family. After Storm Maria, the Broadway headliner helped raise money for the humanities by partnering with American Categorical and bringing “Hamilton” to the island.
Manuel Miranda delivers meals to victims of storm Maria at La Placita de Guisin on November 7, 2017 in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.
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In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Miranda acknowledged that companies stepped up to provide relief after Hurricane Maria in 2017. Today, she calls on business and the humanities to co-invest in Puerto Rico as the island struggles. for improving since its second valuable typhoon in just five years, the earthquakes and the pandemic.
Miranda, who has criticized the federal response to Storm Maria, said he is happy that President Joe Biden has taken action, but there is still much to be done.
“The incontrovertible truth that Biden on Sunday night signed for an emergency, I mean, …
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