Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico takes stock of the damage after Hurricane Maria hits

Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Darkness falls on downtown San Juan which remains without power. Puerto Rico officials say it will likely be four to six months before power is fully restored across the U.S. territory of 3.5 million people. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship is evacuating over 2,000 people from Puerto Rico, St. John, and St. Thomas. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Luis Frankie, age 66, waits to board an evacuation cruise ship in San Juan. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Cesar Ayala, second from left, and his family wait to board an evacuation cruise ship in San Juan. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
In downtown San Juan, electric lines lie in the road and poles block apartment complexes. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Police control the lines at every gas station in the San Juan metro area. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Blance Dias, age 77, opens a container of cold ravioli that she received at a FEMA food distribution. “I’m hungry. I haven’t eaten in two days,” she said. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Heydee Perez, age 29, and her son, Yeriel Calera, age 4, have not received any aid one week after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Ricl. The roof of their home is gone and they have very little to eat. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Hospital employees and nurses gather to pray for a co-worker who was critically injured in a violent attack during the chaos after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Children bath with the water from a fire hydrant in a public housing project in San Juan. Residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas, and money from banks. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Two people sit in an apartment with a wall missing along the waterfront in San Juan. Nearly one week after hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas, and money from banks. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico causing heavy damage to many homes. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
A line of people hoping to withdraw money wraps around the Banco Popular in San Juan on Monday. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria flattened vegetation across the island of Puerto Rico. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
U.S. Coast Guard personnel survey the damage to an oil dock after Hurricane Maria passed through the area in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Vehicles drive along a flooded road after Hurricane Maria passed through the area in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria devastates town in Puerto Rico
In the mountain town of Utuado, Puerto Rico, residents are struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria. There is no running water, so people are collecting water from mountain springs. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria devastates town in Puerto Rico
Delia Pineda, 89, is evacuated from Salto Arriba, an area cut off from Utuado following Hurricane Maria. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria devastates town in Puerto Rico
In Utuado, Puerto Rico, rushing water from Hurricane Maria tore down trees and stripped them of their branches. The main north-south road is washed out, leaving people cut off. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria devastates town in Puerto Rico
Highway 10, a major north-south connection through Puerto Rico, was washed out by Hurricane Maria. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
A man walks on a highway divider while carrying his bicycle in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Ricardo Arduengo / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Residents clear the streets after Hurricane Maria made landfall in the Guaynabo suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Alex Wroblewski / Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
People walk across a flooded street in Juana Matos, Puerto Rico. (Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Damaged sailboats washed ashore are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. (Ricardo Arduengo / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Downed traffic lights and power lines are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. (Douglas Curran / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
People are transported along a road flooded by Hurricane Maria in Juana Matos, Puerto Rico. (Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puetro Rico
Old San Juan is without electricity after Maria. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Old San Juan has no electricity, including the area of La Perla. Restoring power to the island may take months. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Wide swaths of Puerto Rico remained without power. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
The day after Hurricane Maria’s direct hit, residents of La Perla, part of Old San Juan, begin cleaning up. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
A damaged residence in Old San Juan’s La Perla community. Like the rest of Puerto Rico, the residents are without power or running water. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Residents of Isla Palmeras, a neighborhood in San Juan, are surrounded by floodwater.
Residents of Isla Palmeras, a San Juan neighborhood, are surrounded by floodwater. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Ivan Lopez, 51, helps a neighbor with his badly damaged home. “I was born here, I’ll die here,” Lopez said. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
The long cleanup process has begun in La Perla, part of Old San Juan. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Branches are strewn about Santurce, part of San Juan. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Lyan Carrillo, 12, foreground, and her family, including Nilda Ramirez, center, and Ramirez’s 1-year-old son, Crisxander Cotto, returned to their home in La Perla. They plan to stay despite the lack of electricity and water. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Residents of the San Juan district of Santurce wade through floodwater toward their home. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Ivan Lopez looks at the damage to his neighbors’ homes. His home was not as badly damaged, so he plans to stay despite a lack of water and electricity. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Residents of La Perla begin to clean up. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Sonia Viruet, who lives in La Perla, takes stock after Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Neighbors come together to move a car in San Juan’s La Perla area. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Chickens run loose in the area of La Perla, where many homes were destroyed. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
People loot a furniture store in a section of Old San Juan after Maria damaged buildings. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Maria downed trees and damaged structures in Old San Juan. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Old San Juan resident Rosa Avalo, 48, saw her home, purple building, damaged by debris from her neighbor’s property. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Evacuees rest in almost complete darkness on the ground floor of the Roberto Clemente Coliseum, a major shelter in San Juan. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
David Leininger leaves his flooded car in a San Juan parking lot. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Roberto Flores, left, helps move tree limbs from a San Juan road. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
A man wades through a flooded road in Fajardo on Wednesday. (Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
A view from the Sheraton Old San Juan, where people were waiting out Maria. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
At the Sheraton Old San Juan, people wait out the hurricane. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Trees topple in a parking lot at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan. (Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria ravages Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria makes landfall Wednesday near Yabucoa on the southeast coast. (NOAA)
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A man and his daughter flee from the rain on a San Juan beach before Hurricane Maria’s arrival. (Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Winds lash the coastal city of Fajardo as Hurricane Maria approaches Puerto Rico. (Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Guadeloupe
People walk by a fallen tree off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe after the passing of Hurricane Maria. (Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte / Associated Press)
Hurricane Maria - Guadeloupe
A boat lays on its side off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe after the passing of Hurricane Maria. (Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte / Assocaited Press)
Hurricane Maria - Martinique
People walk amid debris of a restaurant shattered by Hurricane Maria in Le Carbet on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. (Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Martinique
Rocks swept up by hurricane-generated waves cover a road along the oceanfront in Le Carbet, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. (Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Martinique
People clear debris in Saint-Pierre, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, after it was hit by Hurricane Maria. (Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Martinique
A restaurant lies in splinters in Le Carbet, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, after it was hit by Hurricane Maria. (Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Martinique
A man clears debris from a street in Saint-Pierre, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, after it was hit by Hurricane Maria. (Lionel Chamoiseau / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Saint Martin
Debris in a street in Marigot, on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin, after Hurricane Maria hit. (Helene Valenzuela / AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Official cars with loudspeakers roll slowly down a street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, broadcasting a warning to residents to evacuate as Hurricane Maria approaches. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
As Hurricane Maria approached from the other direction, Old San Juan was graced by a dramatic sunset on Monday. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
A historic cemetery at the water’s edge in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, faces possible flooding as Hurricane Maria passes over the island. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - St. John, Virgin Islands
In Cruz Bay on St. John in the Virgin Islands, which already took a severe lashing from Hurricane Irma, workers rush to fix a roof in advance of Hurricane Maria. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico
Workers at the Inaru restaurant in Old San Juan take in umbrellas and close early in anticipation of Hurricane Maria. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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