Photos: Hurricane Maria's Aftermath In Puerto Rico This article is more than 4 years old. WBUR's Simón Rios and photographer Jesse Costa were in Puerto Rico, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. See here for Simón's dispatches from the island. A man and a woman look outside their house in Punto Santiago, where Hurricane Maria first made landfall. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Maria downed power lines and demolished a Total gas station in Punta Santiago in Humacao. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Beach workers walk along a street in Punta Santiago. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) As part of the relief effort by El Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio (P.E.C.E.S.), a HIMAHEALTH volunteer Dr. Martin Agüero examines 74-year-old Arsenia Montañez Pizzarro at her home in Punta Santiago. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Punta Santiago resident Angelina Arroyo cleans knives and plastic containers under an umbrella to shield her from the hot sun. Her belongings are scattered about the backyard as she tries to salvage what she can after the flooding of her home. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A small group of women and children rehearse traditional Puerto Rican evangelical Plana music in a community hall in the Barrio Obrero Santurce neighborhood in San Juan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Jose Lopez hands a small board to Anthony Geigel and Israel Garcia to repair their roof in Barrio Obrero Santurce. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) On the streets of Barrio Obrero Santurce, workers from Proyecto Enlace distribute tarps for residents who have roof damage caused by Hurricane Maria. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Isabel Garcia had a tree fall on her property in Barrio Las Monjas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A man dumps scraps of food for caimans -- a species related to alligators -- living in the water behind his house in the Barrio Las Monjas area, where there are many downed trees and damaged houses. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Volunteers of the Taller Salud in Loiza assemble bags of non-perishable food items for residents who need them. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Ivonne Beltran embraces her uncle Gilberto Beltran, who lives in Corozal. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A lumber yard owned by Ivonne Beltran's family in Corozal was completely destroyed by Hurricane Maria. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Ivonne Beltran surveys the area of her home in Arecibo. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Cars pass beneath downed powerlines barely standing along a main street in Barcenoleta. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Jacquline Laporte Mammero and her daughter Darielys wash clothes in a stream in Cuchillas. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A woman walks along a road full of debris in the Juana Matos community of Cataño. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) On October 9, trees were still down in downtown San Juan 20 days after the disaster. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) As of October 9, a small part of Puerto Rico had electricity, including many parts of San Juan. A person's cellphone is the only light which illuminates the porch they are sitting on. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A dog stands where a house was ripped off its foundation by Hurricane Maria. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Damage and debris along a street in Cataño where the area experienced high winds and flooding caused by the storm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) In the Juana Matos community in Cataño, Cristhian Llopiz gives haircuts to his neighbors in the area. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A man in Juana Matos, Cataño, rummages through the debris where his house once stood before Hurricane Maria hit the island. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Rosa Serrano looks out the window at other homes that have been damaged by Maria in the Juana Matos Community of Cataño. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Using a wooden tool she fabricated, Rosa Serrano pushes pooling water off the blue tarps being used as their roof. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) A van was thrown and overturned during Hurricane Maria in a parking lot behind La Inmaculada Elderly Center in San Juan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Airline travelers in wheelchairs wait to board the next flight out of Luis Muñoz Marin Airport in San Juan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) This article was originally published on October 10, 2017.