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Puerto Rico loses power island-wide as electrical grid collapses

Puerto Rico loses power island-wide as electrical grid collapses

Officials said Wednesday it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power. The first priority will be to restore electricity to hospitals, then the Luis Munoz Marin Airport, then pumping systems then banks, AEE said.

The latest outage comes less than a week after a tree knocked out power to 870,000 customers.

At the time, the authority said a major transmission line was damaged while contractors were clearing vegetation.

Playing as a big leaguer in his native Puerto Rico for the first time, Lindor connected on a two-run home run to open the scoring and help spark the Cleveland Indians to a 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. "Back to September 20th". After the news of the power outage, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tweeted that the blackout will not affect the game at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on Wednesday night. "Nothing will stop us".

The city's main public hospital and global airport were forced to switch to backup generators. Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, who is from Caguas, Puerto Rico, contributed with a two-run home run.

It's the largest blackout in United States history and the second largest in the world - after the outage caused when Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines in 2013, killing more than 6,000 people.

Although much of the power has been restored, Puerto Rico is still suffering the devastating effects, and the rebuild is in full swing as the island tries to come back from its worst natural disaster on record.

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