“They say all these people died in the storm in Puerto Rico, yet 70% of the power was out before the storm. So when did people start dying? At what point do you recognize that what they are doing is a political agenda couched in the nice language of journalism?” @GeraldoRivera
The WSJ does note 70% temporary outage after Hurricane Irma “sideswiped” Puerto Rico, but also notes rapid recovery thereafter. Moreover, the power utility reports only 3.9% outage on 9/19, the day before Hurricane Maria struck.
In addition, estimates based on light generation reported in Shermeyer indicate 27.9-41.0% outage on 9/16.
Source: Shermeyer (2018).
As noted in this post, post-Maria electricity outages correlates very well with estimated excess deaths, I have estimated.