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Almost a year after Maria, all of Puerto Rico finally has power

Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority lineman. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images
Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority lineman. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images

Puerto Rican officials said Tuesday that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has restored service to the entire country — almost 11 months after Hurricane Maria ravaged through the island and knocked out the U.S. territory’s power grid, according to multiple media reports.

The details: The company reconnected electricity in the final neighborhood of Ponce, which was made difficult due to landslides and impassable terrain, reports the AP. However, PREPA spokesman Gerardo Quinones said some citizens may still be without power due to certain repairs needed, and people on the island of Vieques are still using generators. The power outage is reportedly the longest continuous blackout in U.S. history.