September 19, 2022 Hurricane Fiona slams Puerto Rico

By Dakin Andone, Pete Burn, Mike Hayes and Elise Hammond, CNN

Updated 9:31 PM ET, Mon September 19, 2022
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2:16 a.m. ET, September 19, 2022

Hurricane Fiona plunges Puerto Rico into island-wide blackout

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

A man wades through a flooded street in Yauco, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.
A man wades through a flooded street in Yauco, Puerto Rico, on Sunday. (Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters)

There is currently no power in Puerto Rico due to damage caused by Hurricane Fiona, according to PowerOutage.US, which is tracking the effects on the power grid operated by LUMA Energy, the island's main supplier of power.

"Puerto Rico is 100% without power due to a transmission grid failure from Hurricane Fiona," said the website Sunday. A later update stated, "LUMA has reenergized some circuits, however there is limited information, and no numbers on how many customers have been restored."

In a tweet, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said the entire electric system is out of service. He said officials have activated proper protocols to repair.

The blackout – which followed hours of progressively worsening power outages – comes five years after Puerto Rico’s power grid was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, leaving many residents without electricity for months.