Nearly Half A Million Customers Are Still Without Power In Puerto Rico

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Nearly half a million customers still don’t have power in Puerto Rico, CNN reported, according to the island’s electric power authority.

Still, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) announced Wednesday it had restored power to more than 1 million clients since Hurricane Maria devastated the island about four months ago, calling the number a “major milestone.”

Read more at The Hill.



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