Ivan De La Torre, the district superintendent of Puerto Rico, told AG News so far he's aware of four churches that have experienced damage, including two that have extensive damage and are no longer safe.
"We have one pastor that we know of who lost his home - pastor Felix Vega," De La Torre says. "He pastors in Guanica and his church is one of those that has extensive damage as well."
De La Torre says that the whole island is without power except the northeast metropolitan portion of the island. Many also do not have access to clean water. He and a presbyter are preparing to personally survey the damage, which is only now possible as many roads had been blocked by debris.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference launched a "
Rise Up Puerto Rico"
campaign to raise funds for disaster relief.