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Hurricane Maria Response

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 the region. The Category 5 hurricane claimed nearly 3,000 lives and caused over $90 billion in damages, becoming the costliest and deadliest climate catastrophe to hit 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 by identifying urgent construction needs to help communities safely rebuild. CORE worked in Rincón to identify solutions for their damaged potable water system, while also conducting comprehensive architectural needs assessments throughout the island’s most impacted regions. 

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