Video Of Teachers And Students Celebrating The Restoration Of Power At Their School Is Kind Of Heartbreaking
¡Luego de 112 días, HA VUELTO LA LUZ! ?
Alegría indiscutible de todos los que formamos parte de la ABPN.
Agradecemos a todos los padres, estudiantes y personal, que ante esta situación han permanecido y nos han continuado respaldando.
Posted by Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo on Thursday, January 11, 2018
These Puerto Rican students finally have power restored to their school.
It has been 112 days since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. That’s about four months. The aftermath has been devastating, with relief efforts moving at a dangerously slow pace. As of now, just over 55 percent of the island has had power restored. The heartbreaking reality of the plight of American citizens in Puerto Rico has been underscored with a newly viral video coming from the island. In the video, students and teachers celebrate with joyous cheers after their school gets power after months in the dark.
“Finally, after 112 days, the lights have returned,” wrote the person who uploaded the video. “Indisputable joy from all of us here at Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo. Many thanks to the parents, students, and faculty that have stayed with us and continue to support us.”
Hurricane Maria’s affects have lingered for months since the storm hit the Caribbean island and has impacted more than just those living there. A lack of power has impacted hospitals and patients on the mainland. A factory that makes IV bags has been without power since the storm. As a result, American hospitals are grappling with an IV bag shortage that has made the latest flu season a nightmare for many.