Across the globe, people have heard about the damage Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean when it swept through the region a month ago, but few have actually witnessed it. Much of the island remains unreachable by land as bridges and roads remain blocked or inaccessible.
The only option left is to take to the air, and the National Weather Service is on it. The service’s San Juan office released a video on Twitter Tuesday showing drone footage of what different villages and pueblitos in Puerto Rico look like. The lush green landscapes people might be familiar with are gone for the most part. What remains are overturned vehicles, dirt, debris, and houses with no roofs.
The video shows a car driving here or there, but the images are largely devoid of humans, and are eerily representative of the mass migration happening on the island.