September 2016: Blackout in Puerto Rico
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- Blackout in Puerto Rico
- On Sept. 21, 2016, a power plant in Salinas, Puerto Rico has a fire that causes power outages across a majority of the island. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. More than 3.5 million people are without electricity through the night, suffering without air conditioning in the tropical heat. Schools and businesses are closed, and traffic is chaotic. Smaller power outages are common in Puerto Rico, which is known for having an outdated energy infrastructure. Officials say it could be up to 24 hours before power is restored.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Carlos Giusti