When Hurricane Maria made landfall, it left 3,000 dead, caused $100 billion in damage and knocked out power on of the island for nearly a year. It was the biggest blackout in U.S. history. Now Puerto Ricans are looking for their own way to keep the lights on without waiting for government aid. Soledad O’Brien travels to one of the hardest hit areas to talk to families about their solar power plan ahead of hurricane season.

 

 

Related Videos

  • America’s Farmers Facing Both Financial and Mental Health Crises

    March 23, 2019

    America’s Farmers Facing Both Financial and Mental Health Crises

    March 23, 2019

    The devastating floods across the Midwest aren’t only the latest hardship to hit American ...

    Watch now
  • Native American Women Say Their Daughters Are Disappearing But No One is Taking Action

    March 9, 2019

    Native American Women Say Their Daughters Are Disappearing But No One is Taking Action

    March 9, 2019

    Native American women are murdered ten times more than non-Native women. Most disappear wi...

    Watch now
  • Is “Medicare for All” the New Democratic Litmus Test?

    March 9, 2019

    Is “Medicare for All” the New Democratic Litmus Test?

    March 9, 2019

    As the 2020 presidential race starts heating up, progressives are pushing “Medicare for Al...

    Watch now
  • Music in Puerto Rico: An Expression of Frustration After the Hurricane

    March 2, 2019

    Music in Puerto Rico: An Expression of Frustration After the Hurricane

    March 2, 2019

    In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans have found new strength in an old tradition:...

    Watch now
  • Gov. Rossello: Puerto Ricans Are Tired of Being “Second Class Citizens”

    March 2, 2019

    Gov. Rossello: Puerto Ricans Are Tired of Being “Second Class Citizens”

    March 2, 2019

    Hurricane Maria made landfall in 2017 and the promised relief funding is slowly making its...

    Watch now
  • Did You Turn on Your Tap Today? More Than a Million In America Can’t.

    February 16, 2019

    Did You Turn on Your Tap Today? More Than a Million In America Can’t.

    February 16, 2019

    1.6 million Americans do not have access to basic running water. And millions more are exp...

    Watch now
  • Fighting the War on Drugs: Top Prosecutors Deciding to No Longer Prosecute Pot Users

    February 16, 2019

    Fighting the War on Drugs: Top Prosecutors Deciding to No Longer Prosecute Pot Users

    February 16, 2019

    Across the country, prosecutors are moving away from pot possession cases, calling them a ...

    Watch now
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: Bringing Hamilton to Puerto Rico to Help Rebuild After the Hurricane

    January 5, 2019

    Lin-Manuel Miranda: Bringing Hamilton to Puerto Rico to Help Rebuild After the Hurricane

    January 5, 2019

    “Hamilton” is set to premiere in Puerto Rico next week with Lin-Manuel Miranda returning t...

    Watch now

Latest

  • The Roaring 2020s: What issue will likely drive voters to the polls?

    July 6, 2019

    The Roaring 2020s: What issue will likely drive voters to the polls?

    July 6, 2019

    Capitalism versus Socialism. President Trump is testing out a 2020 campaign stra...

  • ‘Torture facilities’: Doctor describes conditions inside migrant detention centers

    June 29, 2019

    ‘Torture facilities’: Doctor describes conditions inside migrant detention centers

    June 29, 2019

    U.S. Custom and Border Protection is holding an estimated 2,000 unaccompanied mi...

  • Pennsylvania Politics: The message one county sends to Washington

    June 22, 2019

    Pennsylvania Politics: The message one county sends to Washington

    June 22, 2019

    Pennsylvania is a critical battleground state in the upcoming 2020 Presidential ...

  • Will Pennsylvania be red or blue in 2020? Former Governor Ed Rendell gives his take.

    June 22, 2019

    Will Pennsylvania be red or blue in 2020? Former Governor Ed Rendell gives his take.

    June 22, 2019

    Perhaps no one is better at understanding Pennsylvania voters than former Govern...

  • Graduating in Debt: The student loan debt crisis in Pennsylvania

    June 22, 2019

    Graduating in Debt: The student loan debt crisis in Pennsylvania

    June 22, 2019

    One issue that's important to younger voters is student debt. That's especially ...

  • Pride and Politics: How the LGBTQ community could impact the 2020 election

    June 15, 2019

    Pride and Politics: How the LGBTQ community could impact the 2020 election

    June 15, 2019

    Pride started fifty years ago as a response to the Stonewall riots in New York C...

  • Peer-to-peer court puts justice in the hands of teens

    June 15, 2019

    Peer-to-peer court puts justice in the hands of teens

    June 15, 2019

    Two million American children are suspended or expelled from school each year. N...

  • Help in the Heartland: Inside the mental health crisis plaguing farmers

    June 15, 2019

    Help in the Heartland: Inside the mental health crisis plaguing farmers

    June 15, 2019

    A new survey shows America's farmers are feeling less optimistic about the futur...

  • Rooting Out the Problem: California and New York City ban hair discrimination

    July 13, 2019

    Rooting Out the Problem: California and New York City ban hair discrimination

    July 13, 2019

    California is the first state in the country to ban racial discrimination based ...

  • Pennsylvania Politics: The message one county sends to Washington

    June 22, 2019

    Pennsylvania Politics: The message one county sends to Washington

    June 22, 2019

    Pennsylvania is a critical battleground state in the upcoming 2020 Presidential ...

  • Graduating in Debt: The student loan debt crisis in Pennsylvania

    June 22, 2019

    Graduating in Debt: The student loan debt crisis in Pennsylvania

    June 22, 2019

    One issue that's important to younger voters is student debt. That's especially ...

  • Peer-to-peer court puts justice in the hands of teens

    June 15, 2019

    Peer-to-peer court puts justice in the hands of teens

    June 15, 2019

    Two million American children are suspended or expelled from school each year. N...

  • Help in the Heartland: Inside the mental health crisis plaguing farmers

    June 15, 2019

    Help in the Heartland: Inside the mental health crisis plaguing farmers

    June 15, 2019

    A new survey shows America's farmers are feeling less optimistic about the futur...

  • Teen climate change activist now getting the attention of presidential candidates

    June 1, 2019

    Teen climate change activist now getting the attention of presidential candidates

    June 1, 2019

    As part of our climate change series of reporting, "Earth: We're on it", Soledad...

  • State of Inequality? Why are so many in California struggling to get by on a six-figure income

    May 25, 2019

    State of Inequality? Why are so many in California struggling to get by on a six-figure income

    May 25, 2019

    Californians struggle with some of the highest home prices in the country with a...

  • Paradise Lost: California town struggles to recover six months after deadliest fire in history

    May 25, 2019

    Paradise Lost: California town struggles to recover six months after deadliest fire in history

    May 25, 2019

    California has the fifth largest economy in the world. However, the Golden State...

  • July 13, 2019

    July 20, 2019

    July 13, 2019

    July 20, 2019

  • July 6, 2019

    July 13, 2019

    July 6, 2019

    July 13, 2019

  • June 29, 2019

    July 6, 2019

    June 29, 2019

    July 6, 2019

  • June 22, 2019

    June 25, 2019

    June 22, 2019

    June 25, 2019

  • June 15, 2019

    June 22, 2019

    June 15, 2019

    June 22, 2019

  • June 9, 2019

    June 15, 2019

    June 9, 2019

    June 15, 2019

  • June 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

  • May 25, 2019

    June 1, 2019

    May 25, 2019

    June 1, 2019