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Challenges like housing, transportation and finances are especially difficult.
The mission: Put things back the way they were, including 62,000 telephone poles.
In the Florida Keys, tourism promoters and government officials want visitors to return. But some locals say money should be spent on the basics for permanent residents first.
After Hurricane Harvey, the hundreds of thousands of undocumented people living in the Houston area will have to find financial relief in other ways.
After hurricanes, government officials buy homes that are "hopelessly at risk" for future flooding and demolish them.
Will aid from corporations help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria faster?
Miami-Dade’s poorest are hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.
Trump's administration said it won't lift the Jones Act restrictions as there are enough U.S. ships to help Puerto Rico. While previous presidents have lifted the restrictions following natural disasters, “the situation in Puerto Rico is much different,” said Gregory Moore, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico’s already fragile economy.