Pictures of Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria’s Aftermath


Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico, home to 3.5 million people, almost half of whom live at or below poverty, suffered a crushing blow from Hurricane Maria.

The storm, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, was the strongest to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 100 years.

Maria knocked out all power on the island and sent a “wall of water” crashing through coastal areas and rivers which snake through the hilly interior.

Damage reports are still incoming, but as more images become available, a picture of far-reaching devastation is rapidly coming into focus.

Direct Relief is coordinating its response with the Puerto Rico Department of Health, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, and working with contacts at the country’s emergency operations center to gather and fulfill lists of medical resource needs.

More updates to follow as the situation unfolds.

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