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Hurricane Maria Lashes Puerto Rico, Storm-Battered Caribbean
Hurricane Maria barrelled through the Caribbean on a destructive path similar to Irma's earlier in the month.
A car is smashed against a pole in San Juan on Sept. 21, the day after Hurricane Maria made landfall.
After leaving a deadly trail of destruction on a string of smaller Caribbean islands, Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico's southeast coast around daybreak, packing winds of around 150 mph.
A tree lies across Plaza de Colon in Old San Juan.
Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. territory in almost a century, ravaged the island, demolishing homes and knocking out all electricity.
Police cars make their way down darkened streets as power failed in San Juan following the passage of Hurricane Maria.
Millions of people in Puerto Rico potentially face up to half a year without power after Maria devastated the U.S. territory, according to officials. Puerto Rico's electric grid was crumbling amid lack of maintenance and a dwindling staff even before Maria and Irma hit the island.
A woman watches strong surf from her doorstep in Saint-Pierre, Martinique.