Family from Puerto Rico relocates to the Bronx after home destroyed by hurricane

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A family from Puerto Rico has temporarily relocated to the Bronx after they lost their home to Hurricane Maria.

Yolanda Figueroa and her three children ages 13, 8 and 9 are currently living with a relative in the Bronx.

They lost their home in October during Hurricane Maria.

"It was a real bad experience. When the hurricane passed I lost my house. I lost everything,"  Figueroa says.

Her two sons began classes the day after arriving in the U.S. and are attending P.S. 5.

They are both enrolled in ESL courses and are learning to speak English.

When asked about the cold and how they felt about seeing snow for the first time, both boys laughed and say they did not like it.

The family says they eventually plan on moving back to Puerto Rico. 

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