by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 22, 2017
With Puerto Rico's power and communication channels virtually wiped out by Hurricane Maria, Meet Puerto Rico -- the island's CVB -- is working with other tourism bodies to determine the state of hotels and tourist areas. 
 
The organization released the following statement last night:
We at Meet Puerto Rico appreciate the outpouring of concern from our partners, clients and media colleagues. Our team is safe and taking care of our families while our hotel partners are keeping our guests safe. Our industry's hurricane plans are in effect, with damage assessment already underway. We are currently working with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association to assess damages and will provide an accurate update as soon as possible. We thank you again for your concern, and we will be in touch as soon as we have the official update.
 
The island's main airport, San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin Airport, partially reopened today, and the first flight from Chicago left O'Hare International Airport before dawn, according to press reports.