Puerto Rico Media Overcomes Severe Storm Damage from Fiona


At 3:20pm Eastern on Sunday, Hurricane Fiona made landfall — barely — in Puerto Rico. With winds of 85 MPH and the storm at Category 1 status, it touched the southwestern tip of the island to the south of Mayaguez.

That was enough to wreak havoc on the entire U.S. commonwealth, which left nearly every community without electricity. By Monday morning, nearly 70% of LUMA Energy customers were still in the dark. According to El Nuevo Día, more than 778,000 lack safe drinking water due to filtration plant issues linked to flooded rivers.

Despite all of the problems, nearly all of Puerto Rico’s broadcast radio and television stations remain on the air.

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