Hurricane Maria struck the US territory of Puerto Rico as a strong, category 4 storm back in the September of 2017. Since then, it’s been a very long road to recovery, as all of the country has had to clean up from the widespread, catastrophic damage the storm brought.

As Maria swiped through withย winds of up to 155 mph, it caused an island-wide blackout, knocking out power to the island’s 1.4 million customers. 11 months later, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority released a statement saying that all of the island has had power restored with the exception of 25 utility consumers.

This news comes as we are already over 2 months into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Thankfully, there have been no storms that have affected Puerto Rico so far this year, and it is great news that power has been restored to nearly the entire island.



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Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism as the University of Miami.

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