Almost half of Puerto Rico, or 1.5 million people, still has no power three months after Hurricane Maria, according to reports. The rest of PR are not expected to have power again until May 2018. So far, 55 percent of the homes have power.
Hurricane Maria was so damaging that some of the homes are not able to receive any electricity.
Many organizations are working hard to help Puerto Rico recover from the storm’s destruction. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers task force has increased the manpower on the island to help residents get power. Plus, supplies that were ordered in October are finally arriving. Efforts to bring power back to the island will increase in January when companies who are apart of the Edison Electric Institute send 1,500 workers and private companies who have vowed to help begin to arrive.
Days after Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico in September, Hurricane Maria, which was a category four storm, swept through the island, leaving 3.4 million residents without power.