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CEO of Puerto Rico's power company resigns after thousands without power from Isaias
Isaias makes landfall in the Carolinas, knocking out power and sparking fires
Mike Tobin reports from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with the latest.
After Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power to thousands in Puerto Rico in yet another major outage for the island, the CEO of Puerto Rico's state-owned power company announced his resignation on Monday.
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José Ortiz, who leads the Electric Power Authority, is expected to step down on Wednesday after widespread anger over ongoing power outages happening during the pandemic and approaching the height of the hurricane season.
“My resignation comes at an appropriate moment in the transformation of PREPA into the modern electric utility all Puerto Ricans deserve,” Ortiz said in a statement obtained by the Associated Press.
ISAIAS MAKES LANDFALL OVER CAROLINAS, LEAVING THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER
Last week, more than 300,000 customers were without power due to an outage that was not storm-related before Tropical Storm Isaias struck the island.
After the storm swiped the island, 400,000 customers have been left without power. By Monday, more than 20,000 were still in the dark.