SAN JUAN, PR. -- Nine months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, more signs of recovery continue to emerge.

  • More than 4,600 are estimated to have been killed by Hurricane Maria
  • Many regions of the island are still without power

Blue tarps still cover homes around the island. However, there are not nearly as many as there were three months ago. 

This is one of the first signs of recovery for the victims of Hurricane Maria. While some areas are back to normal operations, others are still in poor condition.

"It's been challenging, there's no doubt about it. There's been some good and there's been some bad," said Puerto Rican Governor, Ricardo Rosello. "We hope for the future that the good can be lessons and we can make them better and that bad can be mitigated and learn from them and be prepared for the future," 

That future includes predictions of a very active hurricane season.