6 months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico pleads for help

COROZAL, Puer­to Rico (AP) — Hur­ri­cane Maria shred­ded the elec­tric poles in this plan­tain farm­ing town high in the moun­tains of cen­tral Puer­to Rico, leav­ing tens of thou­sands of peo­ple with­out pow­er or run­ning water. Des­per­ate, res­i­dents of the town’s Bar­rio Mana neigh­bor­hood asked fed­er­al offi­cials for a gen­er­a­tor to pump water from the well that sup­plies the neighborhood’s 130 fam­i­lies.