About the Story

Hur­ri­cane Maria hit Puer­to Rico on Sept. 20 as a Cat­e­go­ry 4 hur­ri­cane. It bisect­ed the island for 12 hours, destroy­ing the elec­tric pow­er grid and thou­sands of homes, busi­ness­es and gov­ern­ment build­ings. The effects have been mul­ti­ple, dev­as­tat­ing, and long-last­ing.