Mudslides Send Homes Tumbling Down Utuado Hills

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 12, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017
Published: October 12, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017

Homes in the hills of Utuado, Puerto Rico, have been destroyed in mudslides and erosion, worsened by continuous rainfall on the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Several people feared dead, according to local residents. These videos, from October 10, show debris, damaged houses, downed trees and power lines and erosion. People featured in the footage say they have no access to phone or internet, and the National Guard, who are supposed to take part in hurricane cleanup and relief efforts, had yet to arrive. The uploader of these videos said many people were trapped in areas only accessible by helicopter and desperately needed basic supplies. Residents of Utuado and surrounding areas were trying to distribute supplies and gas themselves, according to people spoken in the footage. Credit: Facebook/Andres Rosa via Storyful

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