Puerto Rico faces cleanup crises

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - NEWS RECAP - From on­line re­ports

More than a month after Hur­ri­cane Maria lashed the U.S. ter­ri­tory, cleanup ef­forts were still crawl­ing, with power slowly re­turn­ing to the is­land.

Res­i­dents faced de­bris buildup in the streets, and many fear a loom­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal catas­tro­phe with the lack of re­li­able clean wa­ter and land­fills filled to ca­pac­ity. The storm has ex­ac­er­bated the is­land’s long-run­ning en­ergy and fi­nan­cial crises.

Also, only 90 schools — 9 per­cent of the to­tal num­ber on the is­land — opened this week.

Car­los Giusti / Associated Press

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