Hurricane Maria: Couple hang on to solar panels for hours to save pets

Hurricane Maria: Couple hang on to solar panels for hours to save pets

Hurricane Maria has hit Puerto Rico

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A couple clung on the roof of a house for hours as Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in order to save their pets.

Gary Rosario and Sandra Harasimowicz did this so that they could keep their seven dogs safe, as the area around them became covered in mud and floodwater.

They explained that water filled their home and it reached their necks, so they moved to the roof of a neighbour's house.

The pair were then able to hold on to the solar panels, whilst also keeping their dogs close to them, according to Reuters.

Harasimowicz recalled that one of the dogs jumped into water in the street four times, but Rosario was able to pull it back to the roof.

However she had thought both her husband and her dogs may die in a storm, which she described as "like it was the end of the world."

Before the storm hit they also put their eight cats on top of the cupboards in the kitchen in an attempt to keep them safe.

The couple explained they couldn't find anywhere to keep their animals safe before the storm, which is why they stayed with them, but luckily they had sent their children away to stay with a friend.

Rosario and Harasimowicz also admitted that they didn't expect the storm to be as strong as it was.

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