VACAVILLE, Calif. - More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a Vacaville, California man is still struggling to communicate with his elderly mother who lives on the island.
Eighty-year-old Ramona Lozada is cut off from civilization outside the rural mountain town of Corozal.
Sitting in his living room 3,600 miles away, 55-year-old Alberto Velazquez feels helpless trying to coordinate his mother's survival and evacuation.
"She's losing weight -- 98 pounds, losing weight. She doesn't have a lot of weight to lose," Velazquez says. "No power, no water, no food. She doesn't want us worrying about her, but I can hear it in her voice. I can hear that she's suffering and there's so little I can do."
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