Black People : Deployed Again: Destination Puerto Rico

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The Ones They Left Behind: A Puerto Rican Family Still Torn Apart Months After Maria


Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

HuffPost

... In the weeks that followed, the young men cleared the roads with machetes, they lined up for hours to get gas. But Mariluz’s health steadily declined; confined to a home without power, running water or cell reception, she was losing weight.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/ones-left-behind-puerto-rican-104711872.html

Jeancarlo in Puerto Rico, left, and Mariluz with Jan Miguel and cousin Emiliano in Orlando.


 

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Puerto Rico May Get $2 Billion for Power Grid, Governor Says


Michelle Kaske
Bloomberg


... U.S. House and Senate leadership have agreed to allocate more than $6.8 billion of disaster relief aid to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, mostly to cover Medicaid costs, Rossello said in a statement Wednesday. Puerto Rico would receive another $2 billion for energy infrastructure.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/puerto-rico-may-2-billion-203047466.html

A driver moves safety cones blocking an exit at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Palo Seco plant in Palo Seco, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Photographer: Xavier Garcia/Bloomberg


 

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Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

DANICA COTO

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history ...


https://www.yahoo.com/news/blackout-hits-northern-puerto-rico-following-fire-explosion-020821455.html

 

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This is what happens when you try to repair something that junk to start with. Hum sounds like part of the DR.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/blackout-hits-northern-puerto-rico-following-fire-explosion-020821455.html

The blast illustrated the challenges of restoring a power grid that was already crumbling before it was devastated by the Category 4 hurricane.

In many cases, power workers are repairing equipment that should have long been replaced but remained online due to the power authority's yearslong financial crisis. PREPA is worth roughly $4 billion, carries $9 billion in debt and has long been criticized for political patronage and inefficiency. It also struggled with frequent blackouts, including an island-wide outage in September 2016.
 

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