Puerto Rico's devastation after Hurricane Maria by the numbers
Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico ravaged. Government officials and doctors say that residents are in need of food and water.
The country has also run out of fuel and the need for medical treatment continues to grow.
Here are some numbers to put the storm's impact into perspective.
- It has already been one week since the storm hit Puerto Rico.
- Maria was a Category 4 storm when it hit the island.
- Electricity is non-existent for the island of 3.4 million people when the hurricane first hit. Federal Emergency Management and Energy Department tells CNN 1.6 million electricity customers are without power right now.
- 1.5 million people which equals 44 percent of the population are without drinking water.
- 16 people have died as a result of the hurricane. Two police officers drowned in Aguada, Puerto Rico.
- Maria is the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, Slate reports.
- Only 10 commercial flights between San Juan and the United States could take off and land on Monday, CNNMoney reports. 18 commercial flights have flown between San Juan and the United States on Tuesday.
- 31 members of the New York City Fire Department boarded a plane in Atlanta going towards San Juan that is set to provide aid and help Puerto Ricans. Many of those who boarded the plane are of Puerto Rican descent.
- The first commercial flight from San Juan to New York City since Maria's landfall arrived on Monday night with 200 passengers.
- “The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back nearly 20 to 30 years,” said Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez.
- 15,000 people are believed to be staying at shelters across the country. 2,000 people were rescued from Toa Baja, a north coast town in Puerto Rico.
- 91 percent of cell towers are down across the island.
- 80 percent of the country's crops were destroyed by the storm.
- 70,000 people who live near Puerto Rico's Guajataca Dam have had to evacuate after Maria left a 34-inch fissure. 11 billion gallons of water are held in the dam.
- Residents are preparing to survive without electricity for at least one year. The Department of Energy tells The Verge that 2,400 miles of transmission lines stopped working after the storm hit. These lines helped take electricity to cities across the country.
- Enki Research estimates the storm caused $30 billion in damages to the island. $20 billion is for the direct physical damage while $10 billion refers to the economic impact.
- Before the storm, Puerto Rico's poverty rate was over 40 percent and unemployment rate was at 10 percent. The island's GDP shrank by more than one percent for seven of the last 10 years. The island was also under $72 billion in debt.
- 15 inches of rain fell on Puerto Rico's surrounding mountains.
- 11 ships brought in 1.6 million gallons of water, 23,000 cots, and dozens of generators on the first day the country's port in San Juan re-opened.
- $1 billion in local funds has gone towards hurricane relief.