San Juan's La Perla Neighborhood in Ruins After Maria

StoryfulWeatherPublished: September 27, 201710 views
Published: September 27, 2017

Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico’s La Perla neighborhood, made famous by the “Despacito” music video, when its winds ripped over the island on September 20. This video, posted on September 27, shows the damage, including buildings without roofs. The neighborhood became a popular tourist destination after Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee filmed and released the video in 2016. The storm left many of the neighborhood’s brightly-colored houses in ruins, a news report said. Most of Puerto Rico has been without power and limited communications since the storm. Food, water and gas have been in short supply. President Donald Trump has been under fire for his administration’s response to people in trouble on the island. He promised to visit on Tuesday. Credit: Instagram/antoniojcintron via Storyful

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