Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Again?

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Wednesday morning's blackout was the latest setback for the island of 3.4 million people that lost all power during Hurricane Maria in September. "It feels like the hurricane side effects will never end".

In response to the criticism of its work, Cobra Acquisitions said it will continue to work "around the clock" with PREPA and residents of Puerto Rico to fix the entire infrastructure system that could "prevent outages such as this one from affecting the entire population on the island".

Puerto Rico received another blow Wednesday when a blackout hit the entire island leaving millions in the dark once again.

Most of Puerto Rico lost power Wednesday when a fix crew for a subcontractor for the island's electric power authority knocked down a transmission line connecting two power plants.

PREPA's interim director, Justo González, said Wednesday that Cobra Energy, a US private contractor, hit the transmission line with a crane, causing multiple power plants to shut down in quick succession.

The power outage comes two days after PREPA published an online video celebrating the restoration of electric service to 97 percent of their customers. Coto noted that around 40,000 power customers on the island still remain without normal electrical service due to the hurricane. The agency blamed a fallen tree for an outage that cut power to 900,000 people last week.

Power returned to some municipalities in Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon. Rosselló is pushing a bill to privatize the power system.

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Antonio Morales, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, rests in a single-story concrete home with no running water, in Corozal, Puerto Rico, March 13, 2018.

In response to the controversy, the government of Puerto Rico canceled the contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings on October 29, 2017.

The U.S. Army's top engineer said in February that their role was never to completely rebuild the power system. "The media has been really negligent in paying attention to an issue that is really, really important, that is life threatening to Puerto Ricans and that we know likely would never happen if it were happening somewhere on the mainland like Hurricane Harvey in Texas this fall", she said.

In a bit of good news for the island, Puerto Rico Series' director of operations John Blakeman told ESPN the show will go on.

"We are working in areas that are quite crowded with high voltage lines", he said.

The game is expected to create a $17 million impact to the island, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

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