Power crews scramble to Puerto Rico after Maria smashes its grid

Daily News Article - September 22, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. How many customers in Puerto Rico are without power following the Category 4 Hurricane Maria?

3. a) Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said power restoration could take “months as opposed to weeks or days.” How did he describe PREPA’s power grid?
b) How long did PREPA’s CEO Ricardo Ramos estimate it would be before power could be restored?
c) What was President Trump’s response to this latest hurricane disaster?

4. a) How are hospitals and other critical facilities getting power?
b) What is concerning about this solution?

5. What monetary challenge does PREPA face in the aftermath of the hurricane?