Puerto Rico took a direct hit from Hurricane Maria on Wednesday Sept 20th making it the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years. The Category 4 storm pounded the island causing massive destruction to property and knocking out power across the entire island. There are flash flood warnings in effect while several areas are already underwater.
With 100 percent of the islands power offline, authorities are estimating it may take at least 6 months to restore power. Residents and authorities continue to survey the damage and try to clear the streets from uprooted trees as they try to reach other parts of the island.
Hurricane Maria hit the Dominican Republic yesterday and is now moving toward Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas.
The following are some of scenes from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of yet another devastating hurricane to hit the Caribbean.