October 14, 2017 16:48 IST

Mail carriers emerge as heroes in Puerto Rico

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Alfredo Martinez, a mail man for the U.S. Postal Service delivers the mail at an area damaged by Hurricane Maria in San Juan. Only 15 percent of electrical power has been restored since the storm bludgeoned the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, but 99 of Puerto Rico’s 128 post offices are delivering mail. Tents have taken the place of post offices wrecked by Maria. Credit: Reuters
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A U.S. Postal Service truck is seen at an area damaged by Hurricane Maria in San Juan. Credit: Reuters
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A local resident reacts as a mail man from the U.S. Postal Service arrives at her house at an area affected by Hurricane Maria in San Juan. Credit: Reuters
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A U.S. Postal Service office sign is seen at a damaged area of San Juan after Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico. Credit: Reuters
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Luis Menendez, a mail man for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail at an area affected by Hurricane Maria in the island of Vieques. Credit: Reuters