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15 images show the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 4 storm in Puerto Rico on September 20, devastating the US island territory that an estimated 3.4 million US citizens call home.

But beyond the images of destroyed buildings or massive floods, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the island. Much of Puerto Rico was without electricity days after the storm pushed past the island. Food, clean drinking water, and other vital resources have been scarce.

As stories of the dire conditions emerged, humanitarian aid is slowly trickling in with the federal government's help. President Donald Trump has also announced that he will visit the island on Tuesday.

Here are images of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico:

Luis Lugo and Awilda Valdez bathed in spring water in Corozal on Wednesday after Hurricane Maria affected their home's running water.

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Luis Lugo and Awilda Valdez bath in spring water since they have no running water in their home since Hurricane Maria passed through on September 27, 2017 in Corozal, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread, severe damage including most of the electrical, gas and water grids as well as agricultural destruction after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, passed through.
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Ruby Rodriguez, 8, looked back at her mother as she waded across a river with her family in Morovis on Wednesday.

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 photo, Ruby Rodriguez, 8, looks back at her mother as she wades across the San Lorenzo Morovis river with her family, since the bridge was swept away by Hurricane Maria, in Morovis, Puerto Rico. They were returning to their home after visiting family on the other side.
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A woman starting to wade into the San Lorenzo Morovis river with her family on Wednesday after the bridge was swept away by Hurricane Maria. The family was returning to their home after visiting other family members on the opposite side.

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Marta Sostre Vazquez reacts as she starts to wade into the San Lorenzo Morovis river with her family, after the bridge was swept away by Hurricane Maria, in Morovis, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The family was returning to their home after visiting family on the other side.
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Women helping each other onto the river bank after wading across the river in Morovis on Wednesday.

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Women help each other onto the river bank after wading across the Rio St. Lorenzo de Morovis, after the bridge traversing the river was washed away by Hurricane Maria, in the aftermath of the storm in Morovis, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. A week since the passing of Maria many are still waiting for help from anyone from the federal or Puerto Rican government.
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Residents traversing through a flooded road in Toa Baja on September 22.

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Residents ride a mechanical shovel through a flooded road after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Friday, September 22, 2017. Because of the heavy rains brought by Maria, thousands of people were evacuated from Toa Baja after the municipal government opened the gates of the Rio La Plata Dam.
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Residents lined up gas canisters on Sunday as they waited for a fuel truck to service an empty gas station in Loiza.

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In this Sept. 24, 2017, photo, residents line up gas cans as they wait for a gas truck to service an empty gas station, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Loiza, Puerto Rico. Federal aid is racing to stem a growing humanitarian crisis in towns left without fresh water, fuel, electricity or phone service by the hurricane.
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Locals arriving at a water-collection point on September 21, a day after Hurricane Maria rolled through, in Yabucoa.

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Locals arrive at a water collection point a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017. As of Thursday evening, Maria was moving off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The storm was expected to approach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas late Thursday and early Friday.
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People waiting for fuel Tuesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan.

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Edgar Morales sits and waits in line to get gas as he deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on September 26, 2017 in San Juan Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage, including most of the electrical, gas and water grid after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, devastated the island.
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National Guard troops arriving in Barrio Obrero in the Santurce district of San Juan on Sunday to distribute water and food.

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National Guardsmen arrive at Barrio Obrero in Santurce to distribute water and food among those affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage.
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People in line for water as they waited for gas and electrical utilities to be repaired in Aibonito on Sunday.

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People wait in line for water as they wait for gas, electrical and water grids to be repaired September 24, 2017 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, passed through.
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There's a long wait for fuel, which many use to power their generators.

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People wait in line to for gas as they deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on September 25, 2017 in San Juan Puerto Rico. Maria left widespread damage across Puerto Rico, with virtually the whole island without power or cell service.
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People waiting outside a grocery store to buy nonperishable food on Monday. Many stores and restaurants remained closed days after the storm passed.

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People wait in line outside a grocery store to buy food that wouldn't spoil and that they could prepare without electricity, in San Juan, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Most stores and restaurants remained closed Monday. Nearly all of Puerto Rico was without power or water five days after Hurricane Maria.
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Yancy Leon was among crowds of people waiting to get a flight out of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.

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Yancy Leon who has been waiting in line for two days to get an American Airlines flight out of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport continues to wait as she tries to escape the conditions after Hurricane Maria passed through the island on September 25, 2017 in San Juan Puerto Rico. Some of the people have waited days at the airport in hope of getting onto a plane after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, passed through.
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People waiting to withdraw cash at a bank in San Juan on Wednesday.

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People wait in line to withdraw cash at a bank in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. A week since the passing of Maria many are still waiting for help from anyone from the federal or Puerto Rican government. But the scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, that many people from outside the capital say they have received little to no help.
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People lined up Thursday to board a Royal Caribbean International relief boat that sails to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with evacuees from San Juan.

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People line up to get on a Royal Caribbean International, Adventure of the Seas, relief boat that is sailing to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with evacuees that are fleeing after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria on September 28, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage including most of the electrical, gas and water grid as well as agriculture after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, passed through.
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Locals arrive at a water-collection point a day after the impact of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, September 21, 2017.
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There's a long wait for fuel, which many use to power their generators.
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People wait in line to withdraw cash at a bank in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2017.
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People line up to get on a Royal Caribbean International relief boat that sails to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with evacuees from San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 28, 2017.
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