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Roberto Fret, 54, stands in the backyard of his damaged home. Hurricane Maria blew the roof off the house; the wind was so powerful that it twisted the metal roofing material and scattered pieces of it all over the yard. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Thousands Of Puerto Ricans Are Still In Shelters. Now What?

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (right) toured public schools in Puerto Rico this week with Puerto Rico Secretary of Education Dr. Julia Keleher (left) and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (second from left). Courtesy of the Puerto Rico Department of Eduaction hide caption

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Two evacuees look out from the entrance of the Luis Muñoz Marín public school last week in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Many people from Barranquitas have been living in a shelter set up in the school since Hurricane Maria destroyed their homes in September. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Army Reserve troops have been distributing water and other supplies in Morovis since Hurricane Maria struck more than six weeks ago. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Frustration Mounts Over Puerto Rico's 'New Normal' As Federal Troops Leave The Island

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Puerto Ricans who could find a TV screen connected to a generator and a satellite link took advantage of the final game of the World Series to get a much needed diversion. Six weeks after Hurricane Maria, only about a third of the territory has power. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Dr. Eduardo Ibarra checks the blood pressure of Carmen Garcia Lavoy in the Toa Baja area of Puerto Rico. He's been making house calls in the area with nurse Erika Rodriguez. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Lingering Power Outage In Puerto Rico Strains Health Care System

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Puerto Rico's governor demanded the cancellation of a controversial $300 million contract with Montana-based Whitefish Energy. More than a month after Hurricane Maria hit, a majority of customers remain without power on the island. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Whitefish Energy workers restore damaged lines in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 15. A $300 million contract between the tiny company and Puerto Rico's electric authority has come under intense scrutiny. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Whitefish Energy workers restore power lines damaged in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 15. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has ordered an audit of the $300 million deal the island's power authority made with Whitefish. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Volunteers assemble tens of thousands of sandwiches each day at the Coliseo in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Chef José Andrés, who is overseeing the massive effort to feed displaced Puerto Ricans, calls it "one of the most effective sandwich lines made by volunteers in history — I'm so proud of them." Christina Cala/NPR hide caption

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Chef José Andrés Has Served Nearly 1.5 Million Meals To Hungry Puerto Ricans

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A worker repairs power lines in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. An outdated, aboveground power grid coupled with a comparative shortage of utility workers have hobbled efforts to restore power in the territory. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Glisela Vega Rivera and her three children wait to board a flight to Miami. Thousands of Puerto Ricans have poured into Florida after Hurricane Maria. More than 27,000 have arrived through Port Everglades and the Miami and Orlando airports alone since Oct. 3, according to the governor's office. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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President Trump walks with FEMA administrator Brock Long (second from right) and Lt. Gen. Jeff Buchanan (right) as he tours an area affected by Hurricane Maria in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Residents handle aftermath of hurricane with resilience, humor and spirit. Jaylyn Rosario stands on makeshift barrier to prevent flooding of her home on Avenida Esteves, piled high with sand and debris washed in from a creek. Carol Guzy for NPR hide caption

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Nora Ortiz Navarro, the social worker at Escuela Gaspar Vilá Mayans, leads students in exercises to help them deal with stress and feel calm. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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For Puerto Rico's Children, Finding A 'Safe Place' In The Few Schools That Are Open

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Rebecca Atienza and her father, Roberto, stand in a grove of decimated coffee trees. Hurricane winds stripped these trees nearly bare of leaves and beans. Nick Michael/NPR hide caption

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'This Was A Beautiful Place': Puerto Rico's Coffee Farms Devastated By Maria

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