Nearly Half Of Puerto Rico Still Without Power

Daily Caller – Power remains out for nearly half the island of Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria, a category four storm, wrecked the island Sept. 20.

Puerto Rican officials told The Associated Press Friday, the 100th day since Maria struck, that power had been restored to 55 percent of the island’s residents. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates the island will not have full power until May, nearly 8 months after the hurricane.

“The damage was severe,” power company spokesman Geraldo Quinones told The AP. “A lot of work remains.”

The Army Corps of Engineers has taken the lead in repairing the island’s energy grid after the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the island’s energy company, was forced to cancel a $300 million contract made under suspicious circumstances, The Hill reports.  read more

16 Comments on Nearly Half Of Puerto Rico Still Without Power

  1. I figured it was all PDJT’s fault.

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  2. All those old used batteries from Cuba are more than likely 6 volt batteries, you’re not going to get a whole lot of power out of them. Believe me I know since my first car was a baby blue and white 53 Chevy Belair and the 55 Chevy station wagon I drove in HS also was only 6 volts.

  3. So how’s that democrat party socialism workin’ out for ya, folks? Sounds like gummit dependent Obama relatives in New Orleans. So many have been so government dependent for so long they won’t walk 50 feet for a free meal after a hurricane. They want someone else to bring the meal to them.

  4. Problem with the first contract was, they were going to have to pay for it same red, but fixed the whole island at once.

  5. My local power company just flew (trucks and all) linemen and trucks to PR for 6 weeks. They plan on working 16 hour days.

    This is triple time pay, (storm damage, (union)) courtesy of uncle sam. These guys LOVE this work.


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