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Emergency Relief | 2017
What damage was caused by Hurricane Maria?
In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean, quickly becoming one of the worst and deadliest natural disasters in history to affect many islands in the region, hitting Puerto Rico with catastrophic damage. The Category 5 hurricane claimed nearly 3,000 lives on the island and over $90 billion in damage, becoming the costliest and one of the deadliest ever in Puerto Rico.
How did CORE help in the Caribbean after Hurricane Maria?
Following Hurricane Maria, CORE assisted hard-hit towns in Puerto Rico and Antigua and Barbuda in identifying urgent construction needs to safely rebuild their communities. We worked in Rincón to identify solutions for their damaged potable water system and conducted comprehensive architectural needs assessments throughout the most impacted regions on the island.