The challenges Puerto Rico is facing.

 
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867,000

REmain In THe Dark

" Nearly 50 days after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, more than half of the homes and businesses - 867,000 , to be exact - remain in the dark." 

- Weather.com

 

80%

LOSS OF AGRICULTURE

Maria destroyed 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s agricultural industry, including banana, plantain and coffee crops, which translates into an estimated $780 million, according to the New York Times. 

-Weather.com

 

30,000

Miles Destroyed

Hurricane Maria knocked out nearly all of Puerto Rico’s 2,400 miles of transmission lines and more than 30,000 miles of smaller distribution wires, leaving the island almost completely without power. 

-Weather.com

 

213,000

Residents Having to Leave their Homes

According to the Center for Puerto Rican studies, as many as 213,000 could leave the island each year as they flee the storm-damaged commonwealth for a better life on the U.S. mainland. 

Weather.com