2017 Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Zones North & East Hurricane Maria Debris Removal

Volume 1,089,000 CY debris, 28,850 leaners, 62,000 hangers

Personnel 800+, Equipment 250+

Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica and Puerto Rico. The category 5 Hurricane was the deadliest storm of the hyperactive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Puerto Rico suffered catastrophic damage, including destruction of its previously damaged electrical grid. Total losses from the hurricane are estimated at upwards of $91.61 billion (2017 USD), mostly in Puerto Rico, ranking it as the third-costliest tropical cyclone on record. Recovery got off to a slow start in Puerto Rico and starting in Dec 2017 KDF teams assisted in the recovery efforts across the North and East of the Island.