Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency due to the status of the territory's power.
- Outages have been experienced by hundreds of thousands in recent weeks, reportedly due to mechanical issues.
- Dánica Coto of the Associated Press told NPR that many depend on power for health-related reasons, including dealing with Covid-19.
- Coto also said "...Puerto Rico has a high number of diabetics, a high number of asthmatics. You know, so you have people who depend on oxygen, including COVID patients, and people who also use dialysis."
- It is also suspected that mismanagement from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority could be to blame.
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