12 days after Maria, most of Puerto Rico lacks drinking water

Steven Sands sits outside his home with a flashlight and his smart phone at night, coping with the lack of electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan. Photo: Gerald Herbert / AP

Puerto Rican authorities say 47% of the islandhas access to clean drinking water, and it will be a month before that number reaches 80%, per ABC News.

Governor Ricardo Rossello said Monday that just 5% have power, and that number is only expected to reach 25% by next month. People still lack basic necessities like fuel and groceries, and some are running out of cash to purchase more, per the AP.