August 7, 2022

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350,000 in Puerto Rico left in darkness after power plant fire

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The outage was one of the biggest in recent months for Puerto Rico’s crumbling electrical grid, which has seen its periodic blackouts grow worse.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — More than a million customers in Puerto Rico remained without electricity on Thursday after a fire at a main power plant caused an island-wide blackout that forced the U.S. territory to cancel classes and shutter government offices.

The outage also left some 160,000 customers without water and snarled traffic across the island, where the roar of generators and smell of diesel filled the air. Those who could not afford generators and had medical conditions such as diabetes, which depends on refrigerated insulin, worried about how much longer they’d be…

2022-04-07 07:02:21

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