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Rescue teams take to Puerto Rico streets in darkness amid warnings that power could be out for months following devastating hit from Hurricane Maria
- Island of Puerto Rico is without power after Hurricane Maria swept through the U.S. territory Wednesday
- Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico Wednesday morning as a Cat. 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds
- Dropped to Cat.2 overnight but regained its major hurricane status, rising to a Category 3 early Thursday
- The Turks & Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas will see hurricane conditions Thursday evening
- Before hitting Puerto Rico, Maria battered St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands for about five hours overnight
- Forecasters say it could regain strength and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday
- So far, Maria has been blamed for 10 deaths – one on Puerto Rico, seven on Dominica and two on Guadeloupe
Puerto Rico may be without power for months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory with powerful winds that downed trees, ripped the roofs off homes and turned roads into rivers with flash flooding.
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN late Wednesday night that it may take months to restore power to the entire island.
He said that as a result of the powerful Category 4 hurricane, no one on the island has power from utilities since the power grid is ‘a little bit old, mishandled and weak’.
‘It depends on the damage to the infrastructure,’ Rosselló said. ‘I’m afraid it’s probably going to be severe. If it is … we’re looking at months as…Read More