Cuomo, Puerto Rico governor talk about fixing island's power

Lester Mason
December 13, 2017

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO-Three months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is open for tourism, according to The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC).

Hurricane Maria's official death count for Puerto Rico - just 64 people - always seemed discordant with the extent of the island's devastation, and a new investigation byThe New York Times confirms reports that the real death toll may be higher by hundreds. "Our sister institutions in Puerto Rico will also receive the tuition needed to make payroll and make repairs". "We need to act now to transform the island's power grid and provide the people of Puerto Rico with a modern and reliable electric system".

"I couldn't believe the amount of appreciation that the people of Puerto Rico showed us", said Trooper Eugene Lawrence. It's based in part on the experiences of USA states following damaging storms on the mainland.

The Puerto Rican town of Corozal suffered heavy damage to its infrastructure after Hurricane Maria made landfall in September. Efforts are still ongoing to rebuild the town and the local groups Youth 4 Vets and the League of United Latin American Citizen
Cuomo, Puerto Rico governor talk about fixing island's power

Close to 60 cruise shore excursions are available, and there are 107 operating tourist attractions across the island, including major sites like Old San Juan, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Cueva Ventana, among others.

While Puerto Rico's tourism agency claims that the island is open for travel, there are still many areas without running water or electricity. "I saw so many possibilities for the use of distributed energy resources - including microgrids - to provide solutions to both short-term restoration and long-term system resilience".


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