People on both sides sit on the edge of a destroyed bridge that crossed the San Lorenzo de Morovis River, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Morovis, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. More than a week since the passing of Maria many are still waiting for help from from the federal and Puerto Rican governments. But the scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, that many people outside of the capital say they have received little to no help. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

People on both sides sit on the edge of a destroyed bridge that crossed the San Lorenzo de Morovis River, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Morovis, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. More than a week since the passing of Maria many are still waiting for help from from the federal and Puerto Rican governments. But the scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, that many people outside of the capital say they have received little to no help. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

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