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Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico one year later

 Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico one year later 

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico one year later EnvironmentMPR News Staff

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A special report, “Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico One Year Later.

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Many of the agencies tasked with rescue and supply have transitioned to long-term rebuilding. 

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, destroying lives and reducing many communities to rubble. Three thousand people died.

The storm also affected the island in other ways — devastating its power grid, crippling communications and transforming industry.

This special report explores Maria’s aftermath — what the storm revealed about Puerto Rico’s vulnerabilities, its changing landscape and the human toll of failed infrastructure. Plus, efforts by locals to adapt and rebuild, and the challenges they face moving forward. To listen or read more go to the link below.

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