Puerto Rico hit by massive power outage… Again millions of Puerto Ricans in the dark

This is a not too friendly reminder of how fragile Puerto Rico’s power system is.

Power went out about 11:30 a.m. local time on Thursday after a massive outage struck San Juan, plunging millions of Puerto Ricans again in darkness.

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A NASA satellite captured what Puerto Rico looked like before and after the power outage after Maria struck the island in September 2017.
via NASA

That means that the vast majority of the island’s 3.4 million residents are again without power, extending what was already the longest power outage in US history.

PREPA spokesman Carlos Monroig said 25% of power was back and he expects 42% of power to be restored by Friday morning. He said he didn’t know what caused the transmission line to fail.

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