The food insecurity situation won't be temporary, either. According to New York Times, Hurricane Maria wiped out 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico, making it one of the costliest storms to hit the island's agriculture industry. Plantain, banana, and coffee crops were the hardest hit. Maria also destroyed dairy barns, cattle farms and chicken coops. Rebuilding the island's agriculture—its economic lifeblood and source of daily food for many—will take years.