Puerto Rico Blackout Is Record Setting

Puerto Rico’s blackout is now the second largest on record worldwide. Thousands are still without power across the island months after Hurricane Maria struck.

A new report from the Rhodium Group on Puerto Rico’s ongoing blackout has found that Hurricane Maria has spawned the second-largest power outage in the world on record. The only blackout that has lasted longer was caused by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest tropical storms ever to make landfall and the deadliest storm ever to hit the Philippines:

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