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'It's Just Hope': Residents In Puerto Rico Assess Mass Destruction, But Make Do05:17Download

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Jacquline Laporte Mammero and her daughter Darielys wash clothes in a stream in  Cuchillas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Jacquline Laporte Mammero and her daughter Darielys wash clothes in a stream in Cuchillas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, most of Puerto Rico remains without power. Government officials there say it will take months to fully restore electricity. With a strained communication system, island residents are still assessing all the damage.

WBUR's Simón Rios is in San Juan and joined Morning Edition to explain what he's seeing of wreckage and recovery in Puerto Rico.

This segment aired on October 11, 2017.

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Simón Rios is a reporter in WBUR's newsroom. He joined the station after two years at The Standard-Times in New Bedford, where he cut his teeth covering immigration and business.

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