From September 6 through September 12, Hurricane Irma carved a path of destruction from the Caribbean to areas of the southeastern continental United States. A second powerful storm, Hurricane Maria, moved across the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on September 20, bringing catastrophic wind and rain to the Caribbean parks.
From early September through November, teams from across the National Park Service have been in the Caribbean parks to provide support for the recovery process. This page will provide stories about that process, from these early days of stabilization after the storms, through the stages of reopening the park, and into the longer-term effort to fully recover from the extensive damage wrought by Irma and Maria.
Last updated: November 11, 2017