Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis continued to grow over the weekend, as officials described “apocalyptic” conditions across the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Many of the 3.4 million American citizens living on the island are without power and disconnected from communications, and officials estimate some areas won’t see power restored for months.
Isolated towns and low-income communities are facing increasing shortages of supplies and fuel. Officials estimate the storm also destroyed around 80 percent of the island’s crop value, while a dam compromised by heavy rain is causing worries about flooding and accessibility of drinking water.
It doesn’t get much worse than this, folks.