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Jumping for joy as electricity is restored five months after Hurricane Maria

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PUERTO RICO -

You can add another 340 homes to the list of those that finally have the power back on in Puerto Rico five months after Hurricane Maria.

One of those homes is owned by Baron Rivera Ruiz.

In a video posted to Twitter by Minnesota Power, Ruiz is heard yelling "I like Minnesota Power" and hugging a lineworker after getting his electricity restored Friday.
 


About a third of Puerto Rico's residents, over 900,000, are still living without electricity after the September storm.

Minnesota Power deployed 20 lineworkers last month to work in a remote mountainous area.

The crew has been working in the remote mountainous area of Maricao for the past 30 days, rewiring and rebuilding infrastructure, all necessary to complete before power could be restored.

They'll soon be on their way home.

A second crew arrived on Sunday.

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