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Puerto Rico suffering humanitarian crisis after Maria, San Juan mayor says

September 26, 2017 3:55 PM
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Puerto Rico suffering humanitarian crisis after Maria, San Juan mayor says

Life without basic needs in Puerto Rico

An apartment building is missing a wall in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, September 25, nearly a week after Hurricane Maria devastated the US commonwealth. Power is still out in most places, and communications remain almost nonexistent on the island of 3.4 million people.

Yancy Leon rests at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport near San Juan on September 25 as she tries to escape the conditions after the Category 4 hurricane slammed Puerto Rico. She's been waiting in line for two days to get a flight out.

People collect water from a natural spring created by landslides in Corozal, Puerto Rico, on Sunday, September 24. Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said the island faces a humanitarian crisis.

A man walks on a highway divider while carrying his bicycle through San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, September 21.

A gas station's sign is damaged in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, as the hurricane passed just north of the country on September 21.

A mattress that fell from the third floor is surrounded by debris outside a San Juan apartment complex on September 20.

San Juan is shrouded in darkness after the hurricane knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico.


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