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Updating the Status of Puerto Rico's Infrastructure in Real Time

A website called is keeping residents and concerned observers apprised of progress in the recovery of the island's critical infrastructure.
October 5, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Philip Bump reports on the recovery effort underway in Puerto Rico, where residents are working to rebuild the island's infrastructure after the destruction of Hurricane Maria. Bump focuses specifically on a website launched by the government of Puerto Rico called, which "tracks how much of the island’s infrastructure has come back online."

So, for instance, Bump is able to track and illustrate the progress made on restoring cell towers, cell coverage, electricity service, and much more on the island. It's clear that while some infrastructure is coming back online quickly (like supermarkets), some is moving much more slowly (like electricity service.) Regional breakdowns are also available, so it's easy to see where water is flowing again and where it's not.

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Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in The Washington Post
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