Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operators Are Playing Key Role in Puerto Rico

When things went dark and quiet in Puerto Rico, a cadre of amateur radio operators became a lifeline on the island.

About two dozen amateur radio operators on the island helped police and first responders communicate when their radio networks failed completely. Some of the radio operators, or hams traveled on trucks to provide communications to the power company, PREPA.

Buildings are surrounded by floodwater, a week since the passing of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 27, 2017.