VIDEO: Puerto Rico School Celebrates When Electricity Comes Back After 112 Days

A school in Puerto Rico finally got electricity back after 112 days of going without light. The Academic Bautista de Puerto Nuevo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, posted a video on Facebook and it immediately went viral.

“After 112 days, THE POWER IS BACK! Undisputed joy from all of us who make up ABPN. We thank all of the parents, students, and staff who have stayed and continued to support us throughout this situation,” the school wrote for the video caption.


Even though the ABPN had its power restored, the situation on the island is still inadequate. Almost 40 percent of the people remain without power and other essential services, according to Puerto Rican Rep. Eddie Charbonier of San Juan.

A few weeks ago, the island was alerted about a possible tsunami due to an earthquake. The tsunami later got dismissed.

The U.S. Government still has a lot of work to do to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. The island is going through issues they can’t solve on their own and need all the help possible.

With the school finally getting its power back, it indicates that maybe at a slow, but steady pace, Puerto Rico will get back on its feet soon.

This article was inspired by Orlando Sentinel // Watch Puerto Rico school react as power returns 112 days after Hurricane Maria