Photos: Hurricane Maria damage and recovery in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's representative in Congress says that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage.
"The devastation...has set us back nearly 20 to 30 years," said Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez. "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."