When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, we started a drive to collect items to ship to one of our staff member’s family’s community of Lares, PR.
Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico, and is also the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Jeanne in 2004. The tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record and the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide in 2017, Maria was the thirteenth named storm, eighth consecutive hurricane, fourth major hurricane, second Category 5 hurricane, and the deadliest storm of the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the northeastern Caribbean, compounding recovery efforts in the areas of the Leeward Islands already struck by Hurricane Irma. Total losses from the hurricane are estimated at upwards of $91.61 billion (2017 USD), mostly in Puerto Rico, ranking it as the third-costliest tropical cyclone on record.
Peter Hoopis is CEO of Hoopis Group and author of the new book E-Cruiting, which leverages his almost three decades of experience in recruiting Financial Services Professionals. Peter specializes in mentoring, training, and developing Financial Services managers and making them better recruiters and helping them grow their firms. In his spare time, he enjoys camping with his children and driving his race car; he is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He lives in Chicago with his wife Melissa and four children.