Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Wednesday's islandwide blackout, caused by an excavator next to a power transmission line in the south part of the island, was “unacceptable.”
While a severe weather outbreak is not anticipated, the potential for locally dangerous and damaging storms will progress from New Mexico to Florida into Monday.
A California super bloom typically occurs about once every decades, and the conditions aren't looking promising this year.
An island-wide outage cut power for 1.4 million in Puerto Rico Wednesday morning, the first total blackout amid the island's power grid struggles since Hurricane Maria.