Puerto Rico Plunged Back into Darkness
On Wednesday, a freak accident plunged the territory of Puerto Rico back into darkness. The island suffered heavy damage from Hurricane Maria several months ago and has been slowly rebuilding their electrical grid. However, an excavator removing a downed transmission tower came too close to a high-voltage line, which lead to subsequent power station shutdowns across the island. Residents have aired their frustration as homes and businesses are again without power. The disruptions and slow rebuilding process have been a drain on Puerto Rico’s economy and population as residents who can afford to leave are.
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