On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria plowed into Puerto Rico and shattered hundreds of thousands of homes, including this resident’s. Nine months after the storm, several thousand people remained without power.
Aftermath of Hurricane Maria
Published August 29, 2018
Onscreen: On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria plowed into Puerto Rico with winds of 155 mph, shattering hundreds of thousands of homes, including Michael Garcia's.
Michael Garcia: This here was my room. Was. This one right here was my grandmother’s room. The kitchen, right here. And here was the living room right here. Was.
Onscreen: No one knows how many deaths were cause by the storm. But a recent study estimates that more than 4,600 residents may have died due to lack of medical supplies, food, or water. Nine months after the storm, several thousand remain without power. This year's hurricane season began June 1.
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