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Here Are the Disturbing Numbers on Puerto Rico One Month After Hurricane Maria

Residents gather and receive food and water, provided by FEMA, in a neighborhood without grid electricity or running water on October 17, 2017 in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. Mario Tama—Getty Images

A million people in Puerto Rico lack water and three million are still without power


On Sept. 20 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, leaving at least 48 people dead and decimating the island’s already crumbling power grid.

Texas and Miami were also ravaged by severe weather, in the two hurricanes that preceded Maria, but relief efforts there quickly restored basic infrastructure. One month on, however, much of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico still looks the way it did immediately after the hurricane receded northwest towards the Dominican Republic.

Here is a by-the-numbers account of how things on the island currently stand.

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