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NYTimes: Stepping Out After a Day and Night of Fear, Puerto Ricans Find an Island in Tatters
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Sep 22, 2017
SAN JUAN, P.R. — Power was knocked out across Puerto Rico on Wednesday and communications were scarce, but all residents had to do to witness the state of their island was step outside and survey their homes, barrios and towns.From San Juan to Humacao to Cayey, residents emerged from their battered homes and hurricane shelters to find an island paradise left a wreck by Hurricane Maria.The Condado area of San Juan, a coastal tourist district which has had an economic boom in recent years, resembled a beachside battlefield.Ashford Avenue was littered with fallen trees and power lines, the sidewalks blanketed with sand swept inland.