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More than 100 Holbox residents left without power for 48 hours after Sunday blackout

Holbox, Q.R. — Residents of the island of Holbox have made their voices known after more than 48 hours without electricity. On Tuesday night, a portion of the island was still without power, which also meant no water.

The group protested Tuesday after the island experienced a blackout Sunday evening. The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) had said that power would be restored for 7:30 a.m. Monday, however, that did not happen.

By Monday morning, only 30 percent of the island had been restored. By mid-day, a majority had service again, but it was not felt across the entire island.

Manuel Escamilla García, the island’s mayor, said electricity was restored to the hotel end of the island first. By Tuesday night, at least 100 residents on a grid were still without power and water.

Portable generators were brought in from surrounding areas to help provide power while repairs were made to the two substations that blew, causing the Sunday blackout.