Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, and flooded the coastal valleys and unleashed mudslides in the mountain terrains of the small Caribbean island.

America Media sent Senior Editor J.D. Long-García and José Dueño, associate editor of America Films, to report on how the storm affected the Puerto Rican people, and what they were doing to recover.

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