Destroyed homes and vehicles sit in floodwaters after Hurricane Maria
CNN  — 

What had been a verdant American paradise in the Caribbean is now a brown wasteland. One week after Hurricane Maria barreled through Puerto Rico, it’s still in ruins. The devastated infrastructure is making it tough to move aid to where it’s needed most. And the task of recovery – from repairing inundated buildings to healing traumatized families – seems perhaps as unfathomable as counting each sand grain on the island’s iconic beaches.

Here’s a look at what Maria left behind – a week later: