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Oct 9, 2017

Like many remote villages in Puerto Rico, San Lorenzo is contending with a silent public health crisis in the wake of the strongest hurricane to hit the island in decades: isolation.

Destroyed bridge imperils village cut off by Hurricane Maria
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Carmen Rodrigues stands by her bedridden mother, Rosa Maria Torres, 95, after Hurricane Maria destroyed the town's bridge in San Lorenzo, Morovis, Puerto Rico, October 5, 2017. The family are trying to get Torres airlifted out of the town. "If they don't move her out of here, she's going to die," said Carmen Santos, Torres' granddaughter. ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS

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