Hurricane Maria turned Puerto Rico into ruins. Photo

"УраганThe damage from elements is estimated at $30 billion.

Hurricane “Maria” almost completely destroyed in Puerto Rico – a small island nation in the Caribbean sea. Because of the storm the island was without electricity, residential neighborhoods buried under the ruins, completely destroyed the field and over 70 thousand people were evacuated because of the risk of dam failure.

According to preliminary data Maria claimed the lives of at least 10 people. But the economic damage will amount to $30 billion In the country rolled a wave of looting, and many people do not have access to food and water.

Experts say that without assistance the country may not recover from the devastating effects of the hurricane. After all, the state has accumulated a lot of unsolvable problems. Huge debt burden, unemployment, falling GDP and a poor population will make the recovery process extremely difficult.

Latin American journalist Julio Ricardo Varela likened on Twitter the aftermath of a hurricane with a nuclear explosion. “Flipped cars, flooded areas, landslides, houses without roofs and Windows, around the wreckage. The people wandering like zombies, and the trees no leaves, only bare trunks”, – quotes words of the journalist.

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