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.
After 5 mos. living w/o electricity, there's no denying the joy of Maricao residents last Friday as our 1st crew restored power to ~340 homes (and a school) B4 returning home Saturday. Shown is "Baron" Rivera Ruiz, shouting “I like Minnesota Power”! #PoweringPR #OneTeamOneMission pic.twitter.com/Vj2ZVRt0hI— Minnesota Power (@mnpower) February 26, 2018
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.