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Puerto Rico's Emergency Management Boss Steps Down

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A boy walks through a neighborhood in Santa Isabel, Pierto Rico. (Teresa Canino/AP)

By    |   Friday, 10 November 2017 06:18 PM

With Puerto Rico still struggling to turn its power on, provide clean water, and clean up from Hurricane Maria, the director of its emergency management agency stepped down on Friday.

The Hill reported that Abner Gomez is now the former director of the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency. He had taken a two-week vacation in October and submitted his resignation on Friday.

According to figures provided by the Puerto Rican government, 40 percent of the island's power has been restored and 78 percent of the island's inhabitants have clean water.

Hurricane Maria leveled the island after it made landfall on Sept. 20. The U.S. territory was blanketed in darkness after all of its power was out and 95 percent of its cell towers were knocked out of commission.

The cleanup has been slow partially due to the island's financial struggles.

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