The entire island of Puerto Rico just lost power again

7 months after Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico experienced an island-wide blackout this week, seven months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.  (CREDIT: RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Puerto Rico experienced an island-wide blackout this week, seven months after Hurricane Maria made landfall. (CREDIT: RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico was hit with an island-wide blackout Wednesday morning, according to the government-owned electric power company.

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Puerto Rico has been consistently suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria struck the island seven months ago. The island had been experiencing the worst blackout in American history and second worst in world history before Wednesday’s blackout.

According to government officials, it could take 24 to 36 hours to restore power.

Just yesterday, the Puerto Rican power authority (PREPA) — or Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) — boasted that 97 percent of customers had their power restored following Hurricane Maria.