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Army Officials Assess Puerto Rico Power Line Damage

18 Oct 2017, 4:32 pm

US Army Corps of Engineers and Puerto Rico electricity officials flew over the east side of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, October 18, to assess the damage to power lines following Hurricane Maria.

About 19 percent of Puerto Rico’s power had been restored as of Wednesday, according to the government’s website. A report said the number of people without power remained at about 3 million while 1 million were still without running water.

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Energy, and private companies planned to unite to speed up the power restoration process, a press release said.

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