Power crisis forces schools, offices to shut down in Puerto Rico


United States United statesPuerto Rico is witnessing one of the worst power crises in its history. The affairs of the US territory have resulted in shutting down of schools and offices leaving people to deal with this phase alone.

The area is currently witnessing a major power outage leaving over a million customers struggling without any electricity. The situation was the result of a fire at a main power plant. The fire took a lot of time to control and caused the biggest blackout this year across the US territory.

Some of the areas which were the most impacted or rather the majority of it saw that the classes were canceled and even many of the government offices were shit wing to the power outage. Not just power but over 170,000 customers were also left without water.

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The situation became so dense that the government officials were forced to block some of the main areas and roads in the territory and divert the traffic. The 3.2 million population of the country was now hoping to look for a part of the country where power was no more an issue.

Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Domingo Emanuelli, currently serving as interim governor, urged the population to try and stay home as much as possible. He took over the office post Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s official trip to Spain. It was a struggle for people with medical issues especially those who have health conditions like diabetes which requires them to depend on insulin, which is stored in the refrigerators. Businesses also suffered a great deal of loss as the owners were left with no clue of the duration of the power outage.



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