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Sixty seconds on . . . Hurricane Maria

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 12 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2558
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London, UK

How bad was it?

Last year’s Hurricane Maria was the worst natural disaster to ever affect Puerto Rico. The tropical cyclone made landfall on 20 September 2017, compounding the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma two weeks earlier.

How much damage did it cause in Puerto Rico?

An estimated $90bn (£67bn; €77bn), making it the third costliest tropical cyclone in the US and its territories since 1900. It damaged roads …

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