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Puerto Ricans flee Maria's devastation

Many seen likely to settle on mainland as island struggles to restore power, water

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Photographs by AP/RAMON ESPINOSA

Efrain Diaz Figueroa (right) observes his sister’s destroyed home on Monday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 70-year-old is waiting for a relative to arrive to take him to stay with family in Boston.

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans left for the U.S. mainland to escape the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but with conditions back home still grim, many find themselves scrambling to build new lives away from the island.

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