Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power outage

Puerto Rico Experiences an Island-Wide Blackout: What You Need To Know

Puerto Rico Experiences an Island-Wide Blackout: What You Need To Know

"This has not taken us by surprise", Blakeman told ESPN.

According to the Associated Press, it's the first time since the Category 4 Hurricane Maria hit on September 20 that Puerto Rico has experienced a full island-wide blackout.

According to ABC News, it is expected to take between 24 and 36 hours for power to be restored. An MLB spokesman, meanwhile, told the Pioneer Press that the stadium has a backup power source. Less than a week ago, a fallen tree knocked out power for 870,000 customers on the Caribbean island.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz says she is confident Wednesday's game between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will be played, despite an island-wide power outage.

Officials said restoring power to hospitals, airports, banking centers and water pumping systems was their priority.

Officials have said the game will continue despite a blackout that has affected the entire island.

In September, the team chose to donate a playoff share to relief efforts on the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria and where large areas remain without power. The island only has one electric company, and it was $9 billion in debt and utilizes old, outdated infrastructure and equipment.

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