>> US government workers have labored for months to restore power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island last year. But about 22,000 residents, US citizens, are still in he dark. Despite that, the Army Corps of Engineers is leaving the US territory with another hurricane season starting next month.
> We sympahize with the people of Puerto Rico very dearly. We know the pain they're going through.
Eight months after the storm ,the US Army Corps of Engineers has restored power to most of the territory, but the grid remains unstable. Just last month, Puerto Rico suffered an island-wide blackout.>>
If we could have given them light yesterday, we would have. Our people, and I know people from the authority, are working every day with great urgency to restore power.>> Puerto Rico will be allowed to hang onto emergency power generators on loan from FEMA for another six months.
The generators could help keep hospitals and emergency services running if the island gets hit again when the next hurricane season begins June 1st.