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Dear god.  This makes me sick to my stomach.  Can't imagine how they feel.

From Gerrit today.

"Another bad development, the linemen crew in our area was 'pulled out' today and they're returning to the US mainland with all their equipment. Not sure yet what's going on but it looks like the main contractor, Fluor, is moving out. 
Very bad news if that s true.

They were almost finished here, one more day they would have been done and powered us up, one of the linemen told me. They were sad that they couldn't finish their job here and had to leave us without power. I'm getting really sick and tired of all this."

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USACE is the US Army Corp of Engineers.  This is what they are saying and decided one day before Gerrit got power.  They really think making US citizens wait yet until June is the responsible way to do this job?  Is this their idea of saving money???  Gotta have money for that military parade I guess.  I used to have a lot of respect for the ACE, it's dwindling at lightening speed.   

"It looks like the USACE is to blame:

USACE wrote:"While we remain focused on returning power to all Puerto Ricans, we are beginning a responsible drawdown of our current workforce to make good use of the federal tax dollars entrusted to us," said Colonel Jason Kirk, USACE Power Restoration Task Force lead. "The Unified Command is confident that we have the right number of restoration workers actively engaged and will not rest until we have the lights back on for all of our fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico."

Yeah sure, pulling out the crew ONE DAY before they could power us up.

USACE wrote:Power restoration to 95 percent of customers energized in the more remote areas with challenging terrain, like the Arecibo and Caguas regions, will take until mid-April and late-May respectively.

Note: we are in the Caguas region.

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