Photos from Puerto Rico reveal the devastation of Hurricane Maria
2 min readSeptember 21, 2017
By Marcus Gilmer
This year has been a historic one for hurricanes, with major storm after major storm churning through the Atlantic. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria all reached “major hurricane” (Category 3 or above) status as they spun through those warm waters.
And as these storms have lashed not only the U.S. mainland but many of the smaller islands that populate the Caribbean and the Atlantic, we’ve been reminded of what a devastating and destructive force nature can be.
Puerto Rico is no different. The small island of 3.4 million people was still cleaning up from being side-swiped by Irma when Maria slammed into it on Tuesday, engulfing nearly the entire island with hurricane-force winds.
Now the clean up begins anew and we’re reminded once more of the raw power of these storms, of he widespread damage they can cause.