Puerto Rico left brown and muddy after Hurricane Maria • Earth.com

Last update: October 16th, 2019 at 10:05 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

This landscape usually appears as a lush and vibrant green, but now looks like a dark brown after Maria destroyed vegetation and kicked up sediment and mud. The entire island was left without power, and many are still relying on canned food for the coming days.

This image was captured on September 26, 2017 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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