Puerto Rico in the Last 24 Hours (PHOTOS)-(Everything Is Great Mr. Trump)



Puerto Rico in the Last 24 Hours (PHOTOS)

Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM EDT

A home in the village of Juncos, Puerto Rico, is damaged on Thursday, October 19, 2017, as if the storm has just passed. (Teresa Canino/GFR Media/AP Photo)

A month after Hurricane Maria made its catastrophic landfall in Puerto Rico, 1 million Americans are still without running water, and 3 million are without power. The U.S. territory has reported 48 deaths, but some sources say the death toll could be as high as 450. The destruction in many locations looks as if the storm has just occurred.

Below are images of how Puerto Rico looked in the last 24 hours, four weeks after the Category 4 storm slammed into the island.

A man bathes with water funneled with pipes from a mountain stream, after filling barrels of water for his home, nearly one month after Hurricane Maria struck on October 19, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is suffering shortages of food and water in areas with only 21.6 percent of grid electricity and 71.58 percent of running water restored. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage including most of the electrical, gas and water grid as well as agriculture after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, swept through. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mourners carry the casket of Wilfredo Torres Rivera, 58, who died October 13 after jumping off a bridge into a lake, three weeks after Hurricane Maria, on October 19, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Utuado was one of the hardest hit areas on the island and remains largely without grid electricity or running water. Wilfredo’s family said he suffered from depression and schizophrenia and was caring for his 92-year-old mother in a home without electricity or water in the aftermath of Maria. They believe he did not have the mental and emotional tools to manage the challenges of the storm’s aftermath. The family was concerned and brought Wilfredo to a doctor shortly before his death but they say he was not provided with adequate care or counseling. While the government has ruled his death a suicide, the family believes his death should be classified as a death caused by Hurricane Maria. The official death toll of Hurricane Maria is 48 yet critics believe the actual death toll may be far higher. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Antonio Bonilla, a 60 year old resident of the neighborhood of La Hormiga in Juncos, Puerto Rico, walks among the damage on Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Teresa Canino/GFR Media/AP Photo)

Mother Anais Rivera (right) stands with her three children as a friend (left) assists as they bathe and wash clothes with water funneled from a mountain stream, nearly one month after Hurricane Maria struck, on October 19, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Rivera said they have no running water or electricity in their home and she visits the location to bathe, wash clothes and collect water for use at home. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A supermarket is void of any supplies in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, on Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Instagram/@lleillei)

Damaged and abandoned belongings pile up along a road in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Twitter/@camillecardona4)

Debris remains outside a home in Comerío, Puerto Rico, a month after Hurricane Maria. (Instagram/@tarasummers)

Jerry Cruz Calderón is photographed in his home in the sector La Cuesta in Junco, Puerto Rico, on October 19, 2017, a month after Hurricane Maria hit the island. (Teresa Canino/GFR Media/AP Photo)


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4 thoughts on “Puerto Rico in the Last 24 Hours (PHOTOS)-(Everything Is Great Mr. Trump)

  1. It is indeed a tragedy- but as someone who “survived” Hurricane Andrew back in ’92, I feel I must share this reality; it’s called a disaster for a reason. You will see pictures like this for many months, in some areas for years and a few areas will never recover. That’s the nature of a disaster. We had 3 little kids when Andrew struck and I had to leave my husband and move to another county because there was no house for us to live in, no school for my daughter to attend, no store to buy food; it was a disaster. It was dangerous, dirty, buggy, nasty, smelly and deeply traumatic. People got hurt cleaning and rebuilding, neighbors had guns to protect their properties, there was no power- it got really dark at night..scary dark..it was truly a catastrophe. I’m not a Trump fan, but to blame this on him is to reflect our impatience as Americans..we want things back to normal like yesterday and that just isn’t possible- esp when there’s a disaster. You will hear many people tell you that the actual event was not near as terrible as the recovery. The aftermath of a major Hurricane is not fixable like a broken leg, it’s more like a cancer..and this is the part where the chemo treatments start.. Power will be out for a long, long time, debris piles will get taller, there will be rats and frogs (lots of ’em) and stray dogs, people will argue with each other and fight over money, it sucks and will continue to suck…that’s not on Trump, that’s on Maria.


    1. Ms. Cindy, I agree with you that this disaster is ‘not on Trump’, the disaster is ‘on’ the hurricane. To me the reason that I reblogged this article is to help show Mr. Trump and his blind followers that the extent of the suffering in Puerto Rico is extensive and that it is real and still ongoing. Here in the States our media and our ‘Leaders’ tend to quickly forget disasters as soon as the next ‘news worthy’ event happens. With Mr. Trump the issue is his ignorance of most every issue on Earth and his callus disregard of everyone who is not worth at least several hundred million dollars. Mr. Trumps ratings would be much higher if the Secret Service took away his Twitter account or maybe if they would cut off his thumbs, oh yes, and if they cut out his vocal cords.

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