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Puerto Rico's power grid: before & after Hurricane Maria

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TUCSON - At the height of Hurricane Maria, all of Puerto Rico lost power. The dramatic blackout can be seen from space.

NOAA satellites posted an image on Twitter, comparing the visible lights from the early morning hours of July 24th and September 25th. The Suomi NPP satellite was able to see much of the US territory still without power, as well as the US & British Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press reports the majority of Puerto Rico remains without power as of Monday morning. More than half of the island's 3.4 million citizens are without drinking water.

Maria mauled Puerto Rico on September 20th. It was the territory's first major hurricane to make landfall since 1932. With a pressure reading of 917mb at landfall, Maria became third strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States.

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