Puerto Rico school erupts in cheers as electricity returns after 112 days (video)

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After being without electricity for 112 days following Hurricane Maria, students at a Puerto Rico school jumped for joy and teachers rang bells to celebrate the return of electrical power to the school.

Power was restored on Jan. 12 to the Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo in San Juan, which posted a video on Facebook documenting the ensuing celebration.

The entire island of Puerto Rico lost power on Sept. 20 due to the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Maria to a power grid that was already compromised.

Although Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced a goal of restoring 95 percent of power to the island by Dec. 15, only 62 percent of customers currently have power while 80 percent of the grid is generating electricity, ABC News reported.

 

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