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Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans Remain In The Dark

Blacked out buildings are seen in a tourist zone with lights only showing in buildings that have generators in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 4, 2017. (Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images)
Blacked out buildings are seen in a tourist zone with lights only showing in buildings that have generators in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 4, 2017. (Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images)

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the vast majority of the island remains without electricity. Authorities say it will take months to fully restore power.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses the challenge with José Román Morales, president of Puerto Rico’s Energy Commission, and with Gil Quiniones (@GQenergy), president and CEO of the New York Power Authority.

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