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Puerto Rico Is Still Working To Restore Power After Hurricane Maria

Restoration workers missed a Dec. 15 goal set by Puerto Rico's governor, but they're still making progress.
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Puerto Rico Is Still Working To Restore Power After Hurricane Maria

Almost four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and caused an island-wide power outage, about 63 percent of residents have had their power restored.

The power grid is generating electricity at almost 84 percent.

The numbers are much lower than projected by Gov. Ricardo Rosello, who announced plans to have power 95 percent restored by Dec. 15.

It does however, show progress. Last month only 55 percent of islanders had power back. And the restorations haven't gone uncelebrated.

Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo, a school in Puerto Rico, posted a Facebook video of students literally jumping for joy after reportedly going 112 days without power. It's since gone viral.

Students in Puerto Rico have been trying to learn without internet access or air-conditioning in hot Caribbean temperatures.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.