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In photos: This is what Hurricane María left behind in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria crossed the island of Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane knocking out electricity and causing widespread flooding as rivers burst their banks. These are some of the images of the island post-Maria. (Images from Efe and AFP)
21 Sep 2017 – 12:38 PM EDT
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Residents wade through the streets of Catano near San Juan Bay.
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Houses still surrounded by flood water the day after passage of Hurricane Maria. (Getty Images)
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In Catano, near the Bay of San Juan residents get a ride through flooded streets on a bulldozer.
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A man carries a bicycle on the median wall of a flooded highway in San Juan. (Getty Images))
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The lights went out across the country, including the capital, San Juan. Officials say it could be months before electricity is fully restored due to the island's long-running economic crisis. (Getty Images)
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Fajardo, in the east of the island was one of the towns most affected by the floods. Hurricane Maria strengthened for the Dominican Republic and became again a Category 3 major hurricane.
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In social networks circulate dramatic images of the floods caused by Maria in the island.
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A child plays in a flooded street in San Juan. Crédito: Getty Images
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Plaza Colón, in the capital of the island, suffered fallen trees. Crédito: Getty Images
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Maria made landfall in southeastern Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane and winds of 160 miles per hour (250km / h) and left the island's north coast as a Category 3 after cutting a devastating eight-hour path of destruction. Crédito: AP/Carlos Giusti
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A man died in Bayamón, in the northeast of the island, when he was struck by flying debris. Crédito: AP/Carlos Giusti
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The road is blocked by downed power lines in Humacoa, in the east of the island. They currently pose no risk as power is out throughout the island. Photo: Carlos Giusti/AP
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More evidence of why the power is out across Puerto Rico. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images
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Downed power lines throughout the country collapsed the grid for the entire island. The governor said it will take months until the grid is fully repaired. Crédito: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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El servicio eléctrico ya había demostrado fragilidades con el paso del huracán Irma hace dos semanas. Cuando llegó María, unos 50,000 abonados aún estaban sin electricidad y unas 200 personas seguían en refugios. Crédito: AP/Carlos Giusti
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The governor warned residents to prepare for "the worst" storm in almost a century. In 1928, Hurricane Okeechobee, also called "San Felipe II", hit the island as a Category 5 and killed 300 people. Crédito: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Power lines were downed all over the island leaving whole communities with power, or water. Crédito: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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The worst affected were flimsy homes made of wood. Concrete structures fared much better, though the island was left almost completely without power and water. Crédito: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Maria downed trees and blocked roads, leaving the island of Puerto Rico incommunicado. Crédito: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Some areas were devastated by maria, including the area of Guayama in the south of the country. Crédito: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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