Puerto Rico's Energy Grid Takes Major Hit during Maria

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, completely  knocking out power, causing heavy flooding, breaking windows, and  ripping off roofs with winds reaching 155 miles per hour. CNN reports  that the island's energy grid took such a severe hit that restoring power to everyone could take months. “We are stronger than any hurricane," said Governor Ricardo Rossello amid the storm, which is the strongest to hit the island since 1932.  

"Together, we will rebuild.” Meanwhile, the U.S. Virgin Islands were  spared the destruction recently caused by Hurricane Irma, while some  nine people have died on smaller Caribbean islands. It's too early to  tell what impact the storm might have on Florida and other Atlantic  coast states, although early NOAA projections show it drifting east of  shore.

Source:  AP News

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