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Puerto Rico hit with new outage as electricity begins to return

Puerto Rico hit with new outage as electricity begins to return”

The recent problem was due to a failure on a main north-south transmission line, an official with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority told CBN News.

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman recently announced that his non-profit, Starz 24, would be teaming up with the Boys & Girls Club of America to help children and their families who are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

As Vox noted, the blackout was another reminder of the island's painstaking recovery fifty days after Hurricane Maria struck. Thursday's failure came after significant repairs had been made and power restoration was nearing 50 percent. Suburbs of San Juan, including Manatí, Bayamón, Caguas, Guaynabo and Carolina, were affected by the power outage.

PREPA spokesman Carlos Monroig said 42 percent of power is expected to be restored by Friday.

Whitefish Energy, the Montana Company contracted to restore electricity, issued a statement saying, quote... "None of the issues reported today have anything to do with repairs Whitefish Energy performed".

Homes and businesses that had been on the grid power had to restart generators if they had them.

Several congressional committees are investigating the deal, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has vowed not to pay for it.



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