April 11, 2021

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Electric service would arrive "between today and tomorrow" | government

Governor Wanda Vázquez confirmed this morning that between 300,000 to 400,000 thousand clients of the Electric Power Authority (PREPA) do not have electricity as a result of tropical storm Isaías.

He also pointed out the total number of PREPA subscribers reaches 1.5 million.

The lack of electrical energy, according to Vázquez, is due to the winds left by the tropical storm on the Island.

"Our instruction to the engineer is that electrical energy be restored as soon as possible," said the governor.

He said he learned from PREPA executive director José Ortiz that the lack of light is due to problems in the transmission and distribution lines.

It was not specified how many are the damages at the moment in the electrical system.

On the other hand, Ortiz anticipated that electrical service could be restored between today and tomorrow.

He also pointed out that the last to recover the service will be those that feed on lines or posts that were derived as a result of the winds of the tropical storm.

Likewise, he said that there are 150,000 clients of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA) due to the lack of electrical energy.

"The majority, 86%, is due to the lack of electrical energy," he said.

Vázquez yesterday declared a state of emergency as a result of the tropical storm.

According to the meteorologist Ernesto García, the storm is located south of the extreme of the neighboring Dominican Republic, but the winds extend to the American Virgin Islands, therefore the tropical storm warning extends until the afternoon hours. [19659002] "The call continues to be for people living in low and floodable areas to take action. Don't wait for the river to get out of its cause, but we also have floods in urban areas. The problem is and has been the amount of rain that can leave, and landslides, "said Garcia.

He anticipated that the improvement in rainfall will not be seen until early Friday morning. "At the moment we expect rain," he warned.

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