WATCH: Bill Weir Delivers Harrowing Report From Puerto Rico
As three major Hurricanes have caused catastrophic damage in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, and beyond, CNN has done — in our estimation — an outstanding job covering the storms.
Their stellar work continued Tuesday morning with a harrowing report from correspondent Bill Weir on the ground in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico — covering the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
“It looks like a bomb went off,” Weir said, as the camera surveyed the damage. What once was, according to Weir, a scenic neighborhood, now appeared as though “a lawnmower in the sky came down.”
Weir then introduced us to a family who survived the storm — whose house seemed to be in tact. But the power is out in the home. And the patriarch of the family — whom Weir identified as a Vietnam War vet named Miguel — is bedridden and in need of insulin.
“[R]efrigeration is a matter of life and death,” Weir said.
From there, the CNN crew cut to an overhead shot of the neighborhood — in which the scope of the devastation came into focus.
“This is not something you fix with a bucket truck,” Weir said. “This will take helicopters. This will take months.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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