Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
“About 90% of the island is still without electricity, and around half without water supplies”, says Gisela Muñoz, of ABU (IFES) in Puerto Rico. Churches are working together to help rebuild the country.
A doctor visiting the Dominican Republic shares his thoughts after the storm.
At leas 14 people have died and many areas are left "barely habitable." Irma has been downgraded to a category four, but officials warn that it remains "extremely dangerous".
Since the hurricane, at least thirteen people have died of cholera. "The worst crisis is yet to come”, NGOs warn.
At least 2 people died in Haiti and 4 in the Dominican Republic, thousands displaced. Christian charities are working in Haiti. Two million people urged to evacuate in several US states.