Why Hurricane Maria is such a nightmare for Puerto Rico. Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge: Many believe Congress shares some of the responsibility for the economic crisis. Facing months in the dark, ordinary life in Puerto Rico is “beyond reach”. With power out and cell service down, Puerto Ricans work to connect each other in Maria’s wake. Maria took a Puerto Rican radio station’s roof — but the hosts stayed on air anyway. Arecibo telescope damaged after Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico. What now for Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico faces mountain of obstacles on the road to recovery.

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico. “If anyone can hear us, help”: Puerto Rico’s mayors describe widespread devastation from Hurricane Maria. How to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.