(NEWS 8) - A newly released report shows that three-quarters of Puerto Rico is still without power and it could take months or even years until it is restored throughout the island.
Faisal El Azzouzi, founder and CEO of the non-profit Get Charged Up has an idea that could bring power back to the country's most rural areas where citizens stand to wait the longest until their power is restored.
The idea is simple. El Azzouzi's group puts together solar and battery-operated trailers and deploys them to hard-to-reach areas and villages furthest away from the grid. The trailers can help power pop-up hospitals and give search and rescue teams much-needed resources so they can do their jobs.
El Azzouzi told News 8's Heather Myers on the Morning Extra that the solar industry has been very generous and has donated many resources to help the non-profit get going, but Get Charged Up still needs help.
You can visit GetChargedUp.net to donate and help the group reach its goal of deploying units to Puerto Rico by the end of the year.
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At least one person was killed and three were injured in a crash on state Route 163 in Balboa Park early Saturday morning.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose on Saturday to its highest amount since Sept. 2, 2015, increasing 3.6 cents to $3.462, one day after recording its largest daily increase since Nov. 4, 2017 -- 3.8 cents.
A 21-year-old man was stabbed early Saturday morning after he got into an argument with three males over the volume of music that was playing.
The city of San Diego's Environmental Services Department is hosting an automotive product recycling event on Saturday at San Diego Miramar College.
Active Valor, the combat veteran non-profit organization in San Diego, will host its fifth Valor Adventures of the year in Bonsall on Sunday at Rawhide Ranch.
A 48-year-old woman was struck by a car and fatally injured Friday night near San Diego State University.
Mexico's national soccer team on Friday night won its game against Chile at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in Mission Valley.
In an effort to rally voters, Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday returned to San Diego for the first time since announcing another bid for the White House and held a rally at the Waterfront Park.