SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CBS) Desperate Puerto Ricans stood in line in the pouring rain waiting to fill their cans and tanks with fuel. But after what they have been through, the passing shower barely makes them flinch.
A nearby grocery store only has enough food for another two weeks.
Nine days after Hurricane Maria made landfall, there's still no running water, so people like Faviola Perez wait their turn at water trucks.
"Frustration is not gonna get me anywhere, so we have to stay calm," Perez said.
U.S. Marines are using a filtration system to convert salt water to clean, drinkable water. It produces 150 gallons per hour. But for thousands of people, the solution is simply to leave. They packed a cruise ship headed to the U.S. mainland, some saying they're never coming back.
The hurricane ripped off the roofs of more than 1,500 homes in Aguadilla. Mayor Carlos Mendez says the town is completely destroyed.
"I need more help. I need FEMA," Mendez said.
Entire towns are isolated by fallen trees, making roads impassable.
In San Lorenzo, the main bridge was washed out, forcing families to wade through the river with garbage bags of supplies slung over their shoulders.
FEMA Administrator John Rabin says the damage is slowing relief efforts.
"A response to an incident like this is complex, it's difficult and it is not nearly as fast as any of us want," Rabin said.
In the beachfront town of Aguadilla, the mayor is helping to personally hand out meals. They had 2,000 Friday morning but there are 60,000 people who live here.