'Exodus' from Puerto Rico: A visual guide
Updated 12:43 PM ET, Wed February 21, 2018
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(CNN)Before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, there already was an unprecedented migration from the Caribbean island to the mainland United States -- at least in part because of the US commonwealth's financial crisis. After the storm, academics are starting to use words such as "exodus" and "stampede" to describe the massive outflow of people.