Much of Puerto Rico Will Celebrate Christmas in the Dark, Without Electricity

HeadlineDec 22, 2017

More than three months after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, about one-third of the island remains without power in what is by far the longest blackout in modern U.S. history. Officials say power won’t be fully restored until the end of May. Many Puerto Ricans are now preparing to celebrate Christmas in the dark.

Jennie Muñiz Pardo: “We still don’t have power, even three months after the hurricane. We’re living without light. We’re living off a generator. And when we don’t have money for gasoline, we’re making due with batteries, with little battery-powered decorations for the tree, because we Puerto Ricans are very family-oriented, and we like to celebrate everything.”

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