Eliud Echevarría, a Puerto Rico-based photographer presently employed as a photojournalist for the United States of America's Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has cataloged a series of images that he says show the devastation of his homeland in the wake of the dreadfully powerful Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria was a category storm that hit the island of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, nearly a month ago as of this article’s publication. A category four storm means that the hurricane had sustained wind speeds in excess of 155 miles per hour. At this category, Hurricane Maria was one of the most powerful storms to strike Puerto Rico in over 90 years of meteorological history for the island. Because of the force of the hurricane’s winds, the island’s infrastructure, particularly its industry and agriculture, is largely decimated with much of the countryside surrounding the heartland inaccessible due to washed out roads and collapsed bridges.