The rest of the world is only beginning to grasp the enormity of the devastation on the island, where it could take months,if not years, to recover.
“The devastation in Puerto Rico hasset us back nearly 20 to 30 years,” Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González told The Associated Press on Sunday. “I can’t deny that the Puerto Rico of now is different from that of a week ago. The destruction of properties, of flattened structures, of families without homes, of debris everywhere. The island’s greenery is gone.”
Here’s what the recovery looks like (so far), by the numbers:
It’s been a fullseven dayssince Hurricane Maria slammed into southeastern Puerto Rico as a strong Category 4 storm.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Monday theofficial death countfrom the hurricane has edged up to 16. That’s likely to increase as recovery efforts continue.
11,437 In Shelters
As of Tuesday, 11,437 people were still living in shelters on the island. That’s a decrease of only about 1,000 people since last Wednesday, when12,500 people crammed into sheltersto ride out the storm itself, suggesting that only 8.5 percent of those who sought shelter now have a habitable home or other accommodations to return to.
80 Percent Loss
Hurricane Mariadestroyed 80 percent of the value of Puerto Rico’s agricultural industryat an estimated loss of $780 million,The New York Times reports. Banana, plantain and coffee crops were hit the hardest, with entire plantations completely razed.
Of Puerto Rico’s 69 hospitals,only11currently have poweror fuel.
Twelve childrenat the San Jorge Children’s Hospital in San Juan depend on ventilators to survive. CNN reports the hospitalran out of diesel for its generatorson Monday, but secured another two days’ worth of fuel at the last minute thanks to the generosity of another hospital.
11 Billion Gallons
The Guajataca Dam in northwestern Puerto Rico is holding back approximately 11 billion gallons of water. Authorities warned last Friday that the dam haddeveloped a crackthanks to added pressure from the hurricane and said it is in “imminent” danger of failing.
44 Percent Without Water
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, an estimated44 percent of Puerto Rico’s population iscurrently without drinking water. Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority officialstold Reuters on Tuesday that potable water won’t be available island-wide until power is restored, which could take months.
Hurricane Maria wiped out nearly all of Puerto Rico’s2,400 miles of power transmission lines, leaving the island almost completely without power. Now a week removed from the storm,97 percent of the island is still dark.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.