María Pérez-Ramos never imagined that the land ceded by the former mayor of Canovanas, José “Chemo” Soto, in the San Isidro community 19 years ago, was flood-prone. Had she known, she would not have accepted it, she said. Now, all she wants is to move to a safe place where she doesn’t have to be afraid when hurricane season arrives in the summer. “This is no life,” said Pérez-Ramos, who requested aid from the Housing Department’s Repair, Reconstruction and Relocation (R3) Program immediately after they open for applications, hoping to be relocated. Four months after applying, she still doesn’t know which of the three types of assistance she will get from the program that closed its application process in December.