Seventy-eight-year-old Alonso Mercado and his wife emerged from the gates at Logan Airport on Wednesday evening to see their children and grandchildren. They came from Puerto Rico to take refuge with family in the United States.
Being in the Boston, Mercado says, is like paradise.
“Like in heaven,” he says.
Mercado says his home is ruined, and he plans to stay on the mainland until Puerto Rico returns to normal.
“We didn’t have no light and no water,” Mercado says. “No electricity in the house, not in the house, in the whole Puerto Rico.”