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55 Percent Have No Water
First of all about 55 percent of Puerto Rico’s population is without drinking water, the U.S. Department of Defense reports.
95 Percent Have No Power
Therefore the vast majority of the 1.57 million electricity customers in Puerto Rico remain without power, the DOD said Saturday. The agency added that damage assessments and restoration efforts are underway, focusing on critical facilities.
Also Hurricane Maria knocked out nearly all of Puerto Rico’s 2,400 miles of transmission lines. More than 30,000 miles of smaller distribution wires, leaving the island almost completely without power.
In addition residents in remote areas could be without power for up to 10 months, Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, commander of the Corps of Engineers said in a press conference Monday.
“Sometimes we just need someone to be there for us. Not to fix anything or do anything in particular, but simply so that when we fall we are supported and cared for during the hard time.”
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