After causing flash flooding, mudslides and an island-wide black out in Puerto Rico,
the Dominican Republic was hit by a Hurricane on Monday. According to the National Hurricane Center,
the category 1 Hurricane was 35 miles southeast of Saman, a coastal town in the northeast Dominican Republic.
It was moving northwest at 8 mph. The Turks and Caicos Islands are expected to be hit by a storm on Tuesday.
Some roads, bridges and other infrastructure have been damaged or washed away as a result of the rain.
In Puerto Rico, the extent of the damage is still unclear as the island continues to see heavy rain and flooding.
The utility companies' reports show that most of the island is without power.
Luma Energy, the island's private electric utility, wrote on Facebook that they were able to restore electricity to 100,000 customers in the northeast region.
The news conference was held on Sunday evening. Pedro Pierluisi couldn't say when power might be fully up and running.
He said it would be a matter of days and not months to restore the grid after Hurricane Maria.