Island-Wide Blackout Hits Puerto Rico for First Time Since Hurricane Maria
Puerto Rico was without electricity on Wednesday after an island-wide blackout, according to CBS News. The power loss is the largest blackout to affect the U.S. territory since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September. The Electric Power Authority said electricity may not be restored to over 1.4. million customers for 24 to 36 hours. The organization is investigating the incident. Power will be restored to hospitals, airports, and gas stations first, while electricity in homes will be the lowest priority. Over 40,000 people have gone without normal electricity since the Category 4 storm struck the island seven months ago.