"Puerto Ricans Still Waiting For Aid A Week After Maria's Devastation"

"A week after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the US commonwealth's residents are struggling to survive without basic necessities as federal officials say aid is still on the way.

In the town of Utuado, Lydia Rivera has started to ration crackers and drink rain water to keep her two grandchildren alive.

"No water, no food," Rivera told CNN. "It's nobody's fault. It's the weather. You have to go on."

The storm hit the US territory last week, killing at least 16 people and knocking down power, communication and water grids across the island. But the recovery efforts there have been markedly different from those in Texas and Florida after recent hurricanes."

Nicole Chavez reports for CNN September 27, 2017.

Source: CNN, 09/27/2017