By Nick HarkerCNN”There’s always a chance a hurricane could strike, but for the last several weeks, it has been so far away that the risk of one has diminished dramatically.”
And yet, Hurricane Isaac, the worst storm to hit the United States in more than a century, remains the most powerful hurricane to hit Puerto Rico, the third-most densely populated U.S. territory, and a fifth-worst hurricane to reach land in the last century.
Puerto Rico, a U.N. territory with a population of about 70,000, has received almost 4,000 inches of rain from Isaac and more than 12,000 deaths.
It was the fourth-worst category 3 storm in the U.T. and the sixth-worst in the nation.
Its main impact was to create havoc and destruction, with millions of homes destroyed and billions of dollars of property damaged.
It has caused more than $300 billion in damage, according to the U