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Jan Carlo Perez (right) talks with a neighbor this month in front of a house demolished in Patillas, Puerto Rico, by Hurricane Maria in September. (Tim Padgett/WLRN)
Jan Carlo Perez (right) talks with a neighbor this month in front of a house demolished in Patillas, Puerto Rico, by Hurricane Maria in September. (Tim Padgett/WLRN)
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Last week Puerto Rico's governor cancelled a controversial contract to rebuild the island's power grid, which was demolished by Hurricane Maria. Much of the U.S. territory could be without electricity even longer than expected.

That's a big reason tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans, who are U.S. citizens, are moving to the mainland — especially Florida. Tim Padgett (@TimPadgett2) of member station WLRN visits one Puerto Rico town where most residents now plan to leave.

This segment aired on November 9, 2017.

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