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Sun Jan 7, 2018, 05:07 AM

Half of Puerto Rico Still without Power

Puerto Rico’s government website on the status of Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria reports, as of this writing, that nearly 70% of Puerto Rico has electricity. Like the claim that more than 96% have safe water, this is not exactly true.

That 70% figure, according to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority interim Executive Director Justo González, just means that the power grid is generating at 70% of capacity.

The actual number of PREPA customers who have electricity is 55% — just over half. More specifically, this is “55% of customers who are able to receive electric power.” This excludes those whose homes and businesses have been damaged too much to receive power.

This 55% statistic also does not indicate how reliable the electricity is for the PREPA customers who are considered to have access; there have been reports of inconsistent availability.

Read more: https://www.puertoricoreport.com/half-puerto-rico-still-without-power/#.WlHgEHlG3RY

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TexasTowelie Jan 2018 OP
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2018 #1
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2018 #3
Soxfan58 Jan 2018 #4
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 #5
underpants Jan 2018 #6
Squinch Jan 2018 #7
brer cat Jan 2018 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 05:17 AM

1. And here we thought the response to Katrina was as bad as it could get!

Heckuva job, Trump!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 05:23 AM

2. No matter how low the previous mark was set

Trump manages to find a way to come in lower to set a new record. The most inept president ever!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 05:32 AM

3. No matter how clueless and offensive we imagined he could be

He continues to surpass that every single day!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 08:14 AM

4. Thank you for posting

We cant let this story go away, I think this response by this administration is racist and disgusting. These are americans.

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 08:18 AM

5. You're welcome.

I'll try to keep posting updates as I see them. While I understand that there are logistical issues to fixing the infrastructure, I would expect a much lower number of people to be without power.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 09:17 AM

6. I know someone who flew in there yesterday as part of a volunteer group

Church based. Left yesterday. Probably at work as we speak. Coming back Friday.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 09:18 AM

7. And that official death toll in Puerto Rico was a damn lie, and people keep dying while the media

obsesses about friggin' tweets.

Thank you TexasTowelie for this.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 09:52 AM

8. Thank you for the update, TT.

It is a disgrace that their situation isn't getting daily MSM coverage. A steady stream of "worst response EVER" might motivate some in the maladministration to get more aid where the need is greatest.

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