UFC fighter Angela Magana was the unlikely person chosen to speak to CNN last night about the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in the city of Suan Juan in Puerto Rico earlier this week.
Mangana lives in La Perla, an ocean-front community in old San Juan and opted not to evacuate prior to Maria, which Puero Rican governor Ricardo Rossella has described as being, “most devastating storm to hit the island this century, if not in modern history.”
According to Rosella, residents of the island are now likely to be without power for 4-6 months and given the destruction caused by the storm, Magana’s message on CNN was that the local people desperately need help.
“We need cleanup, water, food, and generators,” Magana told CNN’s Dan Lemon. “There are a lot of old people here who are going without necessities. We need to rebuild and restructure, and we need prayers. Any kind of help we can get because it’s a mess right now.”
Watch Magana’s full interview with CNN below.