The challenges Puerto Rico is facing.
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."
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.
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.
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.