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Keeping the lights on: Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

In the aftermath of devastating 2017 blackouts, one community is working to build storm-proof power.

Author Shanti Menon Photographer Angel Luis Garcia

Additional reporting by Sara Justicia in Puerto Rico

Nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, many as a result of crippling power failures. Years after the storm — one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history — Puerto Rico's power grid is still fragile. 

As the territory works to reform its electric system, communities are finding their own solutions for clean, reliable electricity. 

This is the story of one such community. 

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