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Hurricane Maria Aftermath: Puerto Rico Devastated & Left Without Power

Another Hurricane has hit Puerto Rico causing devastating floods and leaving over 3 million without power. The governor of Mexico has stated that he expects a “long period of recovery.”

According to an article published in the New York Times today,

“Puerto Rico faces numerous obstacles as it begins to emerge from the storm: the weight of an extended debt and bankruptcy crisis; a recovery process begun after Irma, which killed at least three people and left nearly 70 percent of households without power; the difficulty of getting to an island far from the mainland; and the strain on relief efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other groups already spread thin in the wake of several recent storms.”

Four Islands in the U.S Virgin Islands have received mandatory 24-hour curfews from Governer Kenneth Mapp until further notice.

Places like St. Thomas and St. John have experienced direct hits from the hurricane and are in need of supplies.

6 a.m till 6 p.m curfews are also effective in Puerto Rico until Saturday.

In addition, many in the U.S have been unable to get in touch with their loved ones in Puerto Rico due to the effects of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico’s communication infrastructure.

Trump has declared Puerto Rico a disaster area, stating said he has consulted with Governor Rosselló and federal officials about the recovery effort.

San Juan, P.R., was plunged into darkness on Wednesday after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Credit Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

 

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