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Feature - Hurricane Maria Aftermath in Puerto Rico
Matt Black
On September 20th, two weeks after Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria slowly moved across Puerto Rico resulting in enormous damage to the island's aging infrastructure. Though still uncertain, it's thought that as many as 500 people died. The 155mph winds destroyed the powder grid, the deluge of rain overwhelmed drainage systems, and landslides decimated homes and roadways. Though declared a Federal Disaster Zone by the US Government, relief was slow to come to Puerto Rico's inhabitants due to damaged roads, the lack of electricity, and disorganization. At the same time, the Trump administration and...

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PUERTO RICO. Punta Santiago. 2017. Coastal damage following Hurricane...
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PUERTO RICO. San Juan. 2017. A grave damaged by Hurricane Maria....
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PUERTO RICO. Lares. 2017. Cemetery damaged by a landslide after...
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PUERTO RICO. Arecibo. 2017. Blackout following Hurricane Maria....
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PUERTO RICO. San Juan. 2017. Blackout in Old San Juan.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Damaged utility wires.
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PUERTO RICO. Arecibo. 2017. Blackout following Hurricane Maria....
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Bonfire.
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PUERTO RICO. Vieques. 2017. Downtown.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Guard dog.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. The Villas del Sol Barrio.
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PUERTO RICO. Arecibo. 2017. Downtown.
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PUERTO RICO. Punta Santiago. 2017. Food distribution.
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PUERTO RICO. Tetuán Uno, Utuado, 2017. A man at home.
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PUERTO RICO. Paso Palmas. 2017. Washing laundry.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Fisherman.
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PUERTO RICO. Adjuntas. 2017. Making charcoal.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. “Tete,” a fisherman.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. “Tete,” a fisherman.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Interior of a home.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. A home.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Community organizer.
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PUERTO RICO. Guaynabo. 2017. Funeral.
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PUERTO RICO. Guaynabo. 2017. Funeral.
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PUERTO RICO. Manati. 2017. Morgue.
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PUERTO RICO. Manati. 2017. Morgue.
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PUERTO RICO. San Juan. 2017. Trailers used to store bodies in...
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PUERTO RICO. Tetuán Uno, Utuado. 2017. No electricity in the...
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Home flooded by Hurricane Maria....
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Damaged home after Hurricane Maria....
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PUERTO RICO. Maricao. 2017. Mudslide aftermath.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. A home after Hurricane Maria.
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PUERTO RICO. Toa Baja. 2017. Ruined toy.
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PUERTO RICO. Maricao. 2017. Woman at home.
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PUERTO RICO. Tetuán Uno, Utuado. 2017. Woman at home.
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PUERTO RICO. Tetuán Uno, Utuado. 2017. Ill man at home.
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PUERTO RICO. Ingenio Barrio, Toa Baja. 2017. Storm debris.
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PUERTO RICO. Utuado. 2017. Washed-out bridge in the aftermath...
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PUERTO RICO. Utuado. 2017. Mudslide aftermath.
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PUERTO RICO. San Juan. 2017. Aftermath of a propane tank explosion....
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