Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Puerto Rico school celebrates the return of electricity after 112 days

Puerto Rico school celebrates the return of electricity after 112 days

Staff and students at Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo can be seen wildly celebrating after the power kicked on during school hours.

Electricity was restored 112 days after losing power, according to the school.

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This was the moment electricity came back on at a Puerto Rico school that had been without lighting for 112 days since Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean island.

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20, the storm took out power to most of the country's homes, businesses, hospitals and schools. "Undisputed joy from all of us who make up ABPN".

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Many homes and other buildings on the island are still without power.

For those who know the joy of the power coming back on after a hurricane, imagine the surge that would come after more than four months. Many have called the video "heartwarming", but it's actually pretty enraging if you think about it - for months, these students have sat in classrooms without air conditioning and studied in the dark.

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For many in Puerto Rico, who have lived without power for almost four months, it's only now that some places are getting back on the grid.

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