September 22, 2017

Puerto Rico: It Keeps Getting Worse...

In addition to the island being basically shaved by the hurricane, a dam has now burst, adding to the Commonwealth's woes. 

The island is expected to be without power for months, and the U.S.V.I. is in the same pickle

It looks like the U.S. doesn't have enough skilled tradesmen to repair the damage from three storms in a timely fashion. 

Think about what will happen if a bunch of transformers get blowed up via EMP from a nuke or solar storm. I'm sure that there are unsavory individuals making note of this. 

One somewhat bright note: there has finally been word from the Arecibo Observatory, where the scientists sheltered in place. One Astronomer was able to get a message to NASA via short wave today and reported that the 96 foot dish suspended over the crater dish has blown away. There is substantial damage to the  main (crater) dish and the stand alone dishes are gone, but the observatory and main dish appear to be repairable. 

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