Final Up to date: Monday, October 02, 2017, 12:15 PM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
On September sixteen, Hurricane Maria swept throughout Puerto Rico with sustained winds of sixty four mph and gusts that reached 118 mph.
Heavy rainfall occurred all through the territory because the strongest storm to hit the island since 1928 roared throughout the island.
The shortage of communication in Puerto Rico has prompted lots of stress for Puerto Ricans within the mainland making an attempt to attach with family members there.
Spectrum Bay Information 9 anchor Veronica Cintron’s household lives in Puerto Rico and she or he went to verify on them this weekend. She was accompanied by Spectrum Information thirteen Photojournalist Tony Rojek.
Right here’s an unique take a look at her emotional journey in footage:
Veronica Cintron seems over the San Juan panorama throughout her touchdown strategy.
Individuals within the San Juan airport use followers for some sort of breeze and energy and air con has not been restored to elements of the island.
This far previous the hurricane in Florida, you didn’t see downed energy strains on main roads anymore. You continue to do in Puerto Rico.
Injury and particles stay littered all through the territory.
The hurricane utterly destroyed the island’s energy grid, leaving all three.four million residents with out electrical energy. Service is slowly – very slowly – being restored.