More than 1 Million Without Power, 3 Dead in Puerto Rico after Irma Strikes

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In Puerto Rico nearly 70 percent customers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority and more than 1-million people are without power. On Thursday, Ricardo Rossello, an government employee said,” the crews are investigating, until they know the extent of the damage. However, it will be difficult to estimate that how long the power outage will last.

Ricardo Rossello said,” Irma left three people dead on the island.”

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He added that the island ports are still closed and it is unclear when commercial flights will resume. In Puerto Rico all the schools and government offices are closed this week and scheduled to reopen on Monday.

Rossello said,” the authorities could not estimate how long it would take to get the power back , until the officials were able to survey the damage in whole region.

On Thursday afternoon he said that the service had been restored to 144,000 households which still left nearly 1 million people  out.

He said the things could have been much worse than it seems. Rossello said,” We would start thanking the almighty, and our prayers were answered.”

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