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PR Gov. Rosselló: Working to Have 95 Percent of Power Back by Dec. 15

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello speaks during a news conference about the June 11 vote in favor of U.S. statehood with Puetro Rico Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marin at the National Press Club June 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Ninety-seven percent of voters in the plebiscite said they supported Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 15 October 2017 03:05 PM

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is aiming to restore power to 95 percent of the island's energy grid by Dec.15, CNN reported.

As of Sunday, 85 percent of the island still had no power.

"This is an aggressive agenda but we cannot be sort of passive in the face of Puerto Rico's challenges," Rosselló said, CNN reported. "We are going to need all hands on deck."

During a news conference Saturday, Rosselló said his goal is to have 30 percent of the island's power restored by the end of the month, 50 percent by Nov. 15, and 80 percent by Dec. 1, CNN reported.

Authorities initially estimated it would take 6 months to a year to get Puerto Rico's power grid, which was already in disrepair, up and running.

Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says 19,000 military and civilian rescue workers are in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, NBC News reported.

Sixty-four percent of Puerto Rico has access to clean water, the outlet reported.

The death toll in Puerto Rico has risen to 48.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is aiming to restore power to 95 percent of the island's energy grid by Dec.15, CNN reported.As of Sunday, 85 percent of the island still had no power."This is an aggressive agenda but we cannot be sort of passive in the face of Puerto...
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