Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

Kani Green, News Editor

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Days after Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people, authorities are starting to see firsthand the scope of devastation that left the US territory off the grid.

Without power and communications in much of the island, millions of people, including city leaders and first responders , have been cut off from the world since Maria hit Wednesday.

Authorities have flown over the island, and were stunned by what they saw. No cellphones, water or power. Roads completely washed away and others blocked by debris, isolating residents.

When asked about his feelings on hurricane Maria,  Diego Flores a student at E.L.Haynes  responded with “I have the right to remain silent in self incrimination.”

We also reached out to Rigoberto Reyes another student at E.L.Haynes high school who responded saying “It was indeed a hurricane .”

Their responses underline a key fact on the lack of proper coverage of Maria despite the destruction it has caused to U.S soil.

At least 10 people have been confirmed killed by the storm. Residents also have limited access to cell signal, causing panic among families at home and abroad who have been unable to contact their loved ones.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm could impact the US East Coast in the coming days.

The storm also hit Dominica, the Dominican Republic, the US Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos, a British overseas territory.

Maria is one of the many hurricanes to damage U.S. territory in the past weeks and as such the relief efforts are spread thin and no one knows how soon we can get serious help to Puerto Rico.

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