Puerto Rico

Anger and dejection grow as only about half of Puerto Rico has power months after Hurricane Maria

Anger and dejection grow as only about half of Puerto Rico has power months after Hurricane Maria

The revelation that more than 660,000 power customers across Puerto Rico still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria has sparked outrage, surprise and resignation among some islanders who accuse officials of mismanaging their response to the Category 4 storm.

It's the first time the government of the U.S. territory has provided that statistic, which was released as authorities warned that a lot of work remains and that crews were still finding unexpected damage after Maria hit on Sept. 20 with winds of up to 154 mph, knocking out power to the entire island. Officials said 55% of Puerto Rico's nearly 1.5 million customers have power.

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