Residents deal with navigating high water throughout San Juan as Hurricane Maria left many streets flooded and blocked by fallen power lines, trees, and debris while Puerto Rico tries to recover from the Category 4 storm on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
Residents deal with navigating high water throughout San Juan as Hurricane Maria left many streets flooded and blocked by fallen power lines, trees, and debris while Puerto Rico tries to recover from the Category 4 storm on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com
Residents deal with navigating high water throughout San Juan as Hurricane Maria left many streets flooded and blocked by fallen power lines, trees, and debris while Puerto Rico tries to recover from the Category 4 storm on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com

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    Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.