Whole of Puerto Rico without power

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41340392

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials have said.

Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said none of the customers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had any electricity.

The US National Hurricane Center said “catastrophic” flooding was sweeping parts of the island.

Maria is moving away from Puerto Rico, weakening to a category two storm.

“When we are able to go outside, we are going to find our island destroyed,” Mr Gómez was quoted as saying by the El Nuevo Dia newspaper.

“It’s a system that has destroyed everything in its path.”

The US territory’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, issued a curfew for 18:00 local time (22:00 GMT) on Wednesday evening through early Saturday morning.

Earlier, Mr Rossello asked President Donald Trump to declare the island a disaster area after the storm unleashed heavy flooding and life-threatening winds.

He said major damage was inevitable, although 500 shelters had been established to protect people.

The devastating storm has already left seven people dead on the island of Dominica, which was badly affected on Monday.

Aerial footage shows flattened houses and the death toll on Dominica is likely to rise, with details remaining scant as communication links are down.

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possibly 4-6 months with no power..imagine that?

the default of puerto rico is now a given..and it will all need to be upgraded..

https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/puerto-rico-with-73-billion-in-debt-forced-toward-bankruptcy/

https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/hedge-funds-helped-wreck-puerto-ricos-economy/

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~ by seeker401 on September 22, 2017.

4 Responses to “Whole of Puerto Rico without power”

  1. Gee, and Peter Schiff had recently moved his asset business and himself to Puerto Rico in 2013 to enjoy the low 4% tax rate. I wonder if his trading records were damaged?

  2. http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/category/top-story/

  3. Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria

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