Hurricane Fiona results in massive electricity crisis in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona results in massive electricity crisis in Puerto Rico

A fragile power grid created an island-wide electricity crisis in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona.

According to National Hurricane Center, the maximum sustained winds were recorded at about 85 miles per hour (140 km per hour).

The territory's electrical system went completely out of service due to Fiona, Governor Pedro Pierluisi said.

Some areas of the island will take days to be reconnected, according to the island's grid operator Luma Energy.

In the aftermath, more than 3.3 million residents of the island are living without electricity.

Several health centers are running on generators after being affected by the outage.

President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency for the island to allow authorities to provide disaster relief.

Authorities have closed down ports and flights out of the island's main airport have been canceled.