Students, newly arrived from Puerto Rico after Maria, start over in Boston schools

Erick Torres and sister Jerielis posed for a photo at their grandmother’s Jamaica Plain apartment. Their home in Puerto Rico was ruined. –Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The teens were home when their roof caved in.

Jerielis Torres, 16, and her brother Erick Joel Torres, 17, could not sleep that night. Hurricane Maria’s winds left the land they love bare, while floodwaters washed away the life they knew in the Puerto Rican city of Manati.

The days since have been constant upheaval for the teens, living part of the time in their aunt’s home, because it has a generator, and the rest in their own destroyed home.