Three Months After Hurricane Maria, 45 Percent Of Puerto Rico Is STILL Without Power

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Are you listening, Donald Trump??

As the calendar readies for its turn to 2018 and we all collectively try to wipe away the truly shitty year that 2017 has been on SO many levels, you’re well within your right to let off some steam (safely!) tonight and enjoy a celebration with friends, family, and loved ones.

But please, all of you — and especially our ridiculous Commander in Chief — need not forget about Puerto Rico, where people (American citizens!!!) are still suffering horribly from the after-effects of Hurricane Maria.

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It’s been three full months since the hurricane made landfall on the American island, and now, officials are saying 45 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers there STILL don’t have any power.

How is that possible in this day and age, and in THIS country???

A woman named Susan Tierney, an expert on this type of thing who testified before a U.S. Senate committee on restoration efforts in Puerto Rico recently, put it best in a new Associated Press report out today (below):

“It’s just extraordinary that it is still so far away from being 100 percent recovered. I’m not aware of any time in recent decades since the U.S. has electrified the entire economy that there has been an outage of this magnitude.”

So, so shameful — and such bad leadership straight from the top.

Of Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities, there is one — Ciales — that is still completely without power. And only this week did power crews finally restore electricity to parts of Yabucoa, a southern coastal town that was one of the first hit by Maria.

Where is Donald Trump??

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But, like, seriously… he has time to whine about mid-term elections (of which he’s not involved) and try to slam-dunk on Hillary Clinton over the stock market, but he doesn’t have time to, you know, take the lead on Puerto Rico?

C’mon, man:


And that doesn’t even count all the stupid shit he’s done over the past three months… just the stuff from the last 24 hours.

We need a leader that will focus on helping AMERICAN CITIZENS recover from a hurricane that happened more than three months ago!!

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And we need to be mindful of it ourselves. Puerto Rico still desperately, badly needs help.

Go HERE and HERE if you’re interested in some more new, good journalism coming out of the island today.

This problem will not just go away in time.

[Image via Getty Images.]

Dec 31, 2017 12:54pm PDT

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