Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital
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Puerto Rico’s capital struggles to recover after Hurricane Maria

Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Two people sit in an apartment with a wall missing after Hurricane Maria passed over the island nearly a week ago.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

People line up to withdraw money from the Banco Popular in San Juan on Monday.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Drivers waited more than five hours on Sunday to fill gas canisters for their generators at home.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Without running water in their homes, children bathe with the water from a fire hydrant in the Luis Llorens Torres public housing project in San Juan.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Nearly one week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas and money.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

People wait in line to purchase gas in San Juan on Sunday.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

The Rev. Elias Lorenzana says Sunday Mass inside Nuestra Señora de Fatima Catholic Church in the Hato Rey neighborhood of San Juan. Flashlights were used Sunday, as the church was still without electricity. 

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Daisy Nazario prays for her twin sister, who died several days after Hurricane Maria passed over San Juan, Puerto Rico. Enid Nazario, 61, died at home, as few services were working during the hurricane.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Cafe owner Angel Velez, 72, stands in the ruins of a shopping area in San Juan on Monday. A nearby drug store had been targeted by looters.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Employees show up for work Monday at a San Juan supermarket, which still had products despite being looted.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
<p>Hurricane Maria toppled electrical wires, trees and vegetation in much of San Juan, even ripping&

Hurricane Maria toppled electrical wires, trees and vegetation in much of San Juan, even ripping roofs off wooden homes.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Many homes just outside San Juan were also heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Electricity and running water have become luxuries since Hurricane Maria.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

A heavily damaged home on the outskirts of San Juan on Monday.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Struggling to recover in Puerto Rico’s capital

Many crops lie flattened in the fields of Puerto Rico on Monday.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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