Ruby Rodriguez, 8, looks back at her mother as she wades across the San Lorenzo Morovis river in Puerto Rico. The bridge was swept away by Hurricane Maria. On 20 September, Puerto Rico was slammed by a powerful category 4 storm, the strongest to make landfall on the Carribean island in 85 years. The US territory is now suffering from a lack of electricity, water and fuel, and has limited cell phone service. “Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will not be the same... This is something of historic proportions,” said Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for the island’s governor.