Power Restored To Nearly All Of Puerto Rico

Aerial photo of flooding in the costal town of Loiza, on the north shore of Puerto Rico. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The Washington Post.

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) on Monday announced that power has been restored to most of the island’s residents, eleven months after Hurricane Maria devastated the power grid.

The country’s power grid has suffered since last September’s Category 5 hurricane, which has been blamed for the largest blackout in U.S. history and the second-largest in the world. The island last suffered a blackout in April. Since then, millions of customers have suffered from intermittent shortages.

Thousands of customers still did not have power at the beginning of June.


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