THE FOLLOWING 33 MUNICIPALITIES IN PUERTO RICO HAVE REPORTED 100% OF CELL TOWERS DOWN AS OF OCTOBER 3, 2017
Aguadilla (pop. 60,949) (18.43, -67.154444) www.aguadilla.gobierno.pr
Located in the northwestern tip of Puerto Rico (U.S.) bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, north of Aguada, and Moca and west of Isabela. Aguadilla is spread over 15 wards and Aguadilla Pueblo, the administrative center of the city. It is a principal city of Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastián Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Aguas Buenas (pop. 28,649) (18.256944, -66.103056)
Located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Cidra, south of Bayamón, Guaynabo and San Juan; east of Comerio; and north-west of Caguas. Aguas Buenas is spread over 9 wards and Aguas Buenas pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
20 of 20 cell towers down via FCC report
Several transmission towers collapsed, comms problems continue source
Arroyo (pop. 19,117) (17.965833, -66.061389)
Located along the southern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.) and bordered by the Caribbean Sea, east of the municipality of Guayama and northwest of the municipality of Patillas. Arroyo is spread over 5 wards and Arroyo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the Guayama Metropolitan Statistical Area.
10 of 10 cell towers down via FCC report
3,000 homes lost. The municipality recovered connectivity to cell service in some areas Saturday. A cargo of water and food arrived that day to be distributed in Guayama and Arroyo. Mayor reports may take 6 months for electricity to return source
Barranquitas (pop. 30,318) (18.186667, -66.306389) http://barranquitaspr.net/pueblo/
A small mountain municipality located in the central region of Puerto Rico (U.S.), south of Corozal and Naranjito; north of Coamo and Aibonito.It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Barranquitas is about one hour by winding roads from San Juan, the capital. It is nestled amid hills and mountains, and nearby, the "cañón de San Cristóbal" (Canyon of Saint Cristopher); one of the deepest canyons in the Indies.
17 of 17 cell towers down via FCC report
500 families lost homes, electric lines on street, need food and water source
Ceiba (pop. 30,631) (18.186667, -66.306389) http://www.ceiba-pr.com/
Located on the eastern coastal plain. To the north limits with Rio Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo and the Atlantic Ocean; to the south it borders with Naguabo, to the west with Rio Grande and Naguabo and to the east with the Atlantic Ocean
Cidra (pop. 43,480) (18.175833, -66.161389)
Located in the central region of the island, north of Cayey; south of Comerío and Aguas Buenas; east of Aibonito and Barranquitas; and west of Caguas. Cidra is spread over 12 wards and Cidra Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Comerio (pop. 20,778) (18.218056, -66.226111)
Located in the center-eastern region of island, north of Aibonito; south of Naranjito and Bayamón; east of Barranquitas; and west of Cidra and Aguas Buenas. Comerío is spread over 7 wards and Comerío Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
1,200 houses devastated. No water, no fuel and food is scarce, According to the mayor, Josian Santiago hospital has a diesel plant, but without fuel. At least 1,000 vaccinations have already been lost. source
Florida (pop. 12,680) (18.363611, -66.571389) https://www.facebook.com/Municipio-de-Florida-384035695305235/
Located north of Ciales, south of Barceloneta, east of Arecibo, and west of Manatí in the coastal plains. Florida is spread over one ward and Florida Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
No change - all 6 cell towers remain down via FCC report
Supplies of food and drinking water have arrived and mayor has arranged installation of a generator at the well in Pajonal to supply drinking water - via Municipo De Florida facebook post
Guanica (pop. 19,427) (17.971667, -66.908056)
Located on the south coast, territory mostly flat. It borders with Sabana Grande on the north, the Caribbean Sea on the south, Yauco on the east and Lajas on the west.
Guayama (pop 84,214) (17.974167, -66.11)
Located on the Southern Coastal Valley region, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Cayey; east of Salinas; and west of Patillas and Arroyo. Guayama municipal territory reaches the central mountain range to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south. The mountain systems Sierra de Jajome (2,395 feet or 730 meters) and Sierra de Cayey cover some of the municipality area. The highest points are the Cerro de la Tabla (2,834 feet or 863 meters) and Cerro Tumbado (2,450 feet or 746 meters), which are part of the Sierra de Cayey mountain system.
Guayanilla (pop. 21,581) (18.019167, -66.791944)
Located on the south coast. To the west it borders Yauco, Adjuntas to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the south and Peñuelas to the east. Central mountain range borders its North. In the Pasto and Jagua Pasto neighborhoods, it has heights that reach up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level. Towards its central part the relief descends remarkably.
Hormigueros (pop. 17,250) (18.139722, -67.1275)
Located in southernwest portion of Puerto Rico, the northern mountainous region covers one fourth of the town, with hills of relative height; a semi-mountainous region that extends from east to west covering downtown Hormigueros; and the flat, valley-like region that extends towards the south covering 5.6 square miles.
Jayuya (pop. 16,642) (18.218611, -66.591667) http://www.jayuya.puertorico.pr/
Located in one of the highest parts of the Central Cordillera its relief is very steep, and in it are presented some of the highest hills among which is the Cerro Puntas, the highest mountain of Puerto Rico
Juncos (pop. 40,290) (18.2275, -65.921111)
Located in the eastern central region of the island, south of Canóvanas and Carolina; southeast of Gurabo; east of San Lorenzo; and west of Las Piedras. Juncos is spread over 9 wards and Juncos Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lares (pop. 30,753) (18.295, -66.878611)
Located in Cordillera Central area at 1,200 meters above sea level, territory is mostly mountainous
Amateur radio message was relayed on WinLink via VHF repeater from volunteer team members in Mayagüez on behalf of the mayor in Lares, Roberto Pagán, who had put out an urgent call for water for the town of some 5,000. source
Las Marias (pop. 9,881) (18.251389, -66.993333)
Located in the west region of island in the foothills of the Cordillera Central. Its limits are: By the north Añasco and San Sebastián; By the south Maricao. For the east Lares and for the West, Añasco and Mayagüez.
Las Piedras (pop. 38,675) (18.183056, -65.866389)
Located in the center region of the island, north of Yabucoa ; south of Canóvanas and Río Grande ; east of Juncos and San Lorenzo ; and west of Naguabo and Humacao.
Loiza (pop. 30,060) (18.419722, -65.873056)
Located in the coastal plains of the north, northeast area of the island. It has limits to the Atlantic Ocean by the north; Canóvanas to the south, Rio Grande to the east and Carolina to the west
Maricao (pop. 6,276) (18.180833, -66.98)
Located in the central region of the Island. It borders to the north with Las Marias and Lares; to the south with Sabana Grande and San Germán, to the west with Mayagüez and to the east with Yauco. Very bumpy, belongs to the region of the Rainy Mountains of the Western Cordillera Central
5 of 5 cell towers down via FCC report
Municipality of Maricao remains incommunicado, without electricity, there is little comity, gas and water in the zone. There is no organization in the Emergency Management Center and the COE (Emergency Operations Center) has never met in Maricao," said Vicente Bayrón, representative of the Department of the Family, who indicated that, in the middle of the hurricane, the mayor dismissed the director of Emergency Management. source
Maunabo (pop. 12,225) (18.006944, -65.899167)
Located in the southeastern end of Puerto Rico. It is bordered by the municipality of Yabucoa in the north; Patillas and the Caribbean Sea on the south and west. Panduras Blade and hills to the north, otherwise flat.
Moca (pop. 40,109) (18.394722, -67.113333)
Located in the western area of the island. The municipality of Moca borders on the north with the municipality of Aguadilla and Isabela; by the south with Añasco, by the west with the municipalities Aguada and Aguadilla and by the east with the municipalities of Isabela.
Morovis (pop. 32,610) (18.333333, -66.416667)
Located in the north of the island in the humid hills of the north. It limits with Manatí, Vega Baja and Vega Alta by the north; with Orocovis on the south, with Corozal on the east, and with Ciales on the west.
Naguabo (pop. 26,720) (18.219444, -65.736667)
Located on the east side of the island. It limits by the north with Rio Grande and Ceiba; by the south with Humacao and the passage of Vieques; by the west with Las Piedras and by the east with Ceiba and the passage of Vieques. The northern part is located within the mountains of Luquillo. Among some of its hills are two of the highest peaks of this mountain range, the peaks of the East and the West. Respectively of 1,051 and 1,020 meters (3,448 and 3,346) feet) of height above the level of the sea. The rest of the territory of this municipality is flat.
Naranjito (pop. 30,402) (18.300833, -66.245)
Located in the central area of the island of Puerto Rico in the region of the hills of the north. It borders to the north with Toa Alta; to the east with Bayamón, to the west with Corozal and to the south with Comerío and Barranquitas.
Patillas (pop. 19,277) (18.006389, -66.015833)
Located in the southeastern coast, south of San Lorenzo; west of Yabucoa and Maunabo. Part of the town is mountainous. The Sierra de Cayey borders the town's territory through the northern region, and the Sierra de Guardarraya through the east. There are several rivers and creeks that flow through the town. There is also the Patillas Reservoir which was built in 1914. The Patillas and Marín Rivers flow into the reservoir which is also used for fishing.
15 of 15 cell towers down via FCC report
The village is without electricity, although some people have power plants. There are fallen light poles, cables on the floor and crossing the roads, some blocking the passage. Fallen trees and other broken trees and branches and debris on the sidewalks of the streets. source
Rincon (pop. 15,200) (18.340278, -67.251667)
Located in the Western Coastal Valley, west of Añasco and Aguada. It is part of the Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastián Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home to many of the surfing beaches in Puerto Rico, including Domes, Marias, Tres Palmas, Sandy Beach, Pools Beach, and Rincon Town Beach Plaza. It is also home to Caribbean beaches including Córcega Beach.
Sabana Grande (pop. 25,265) (18.079722, -66.960833)
located north of Lajas and Guánica; south of Maricao; east of San Germán; and west of Yauco. Sabana Grande is spread over seven wards and Sabana Grande Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Germán-Cabo Rojo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
San Lorenzo (pop. 41,947) (18.19, -65.968611)
Located in the southeast area of the island. It is bordered by Gurabo and Juncos by the north; Yabucoa and Patillas to the south; Juncos and Las Pierdras on the east and Caguas on the west.
Santa Isabel (pop. 23,274) (17.966111, -66.405)
Located in the southern coast, south of Coamo; east of Juana Díaz; and west of Salinas.
Utuado (pop. 33,149) (18.265556, -66.700556)
Located in the central mountainous region of the island known as La Cordillera Central. It is located north of Adjuntas and Ponce; south of Hatillo and Arecibo; east of Lares; and west of Ciales and Jayuya. In land area it is the third-largest municipality in Puerto Rico
21 of 21 cell towers down via FCC report
On Tuesday, October 3, there were still sectors of Utuado incommunicado. FEMA local director Alejandro de la Campa said a plan was designed to transport food and water to incommunicado locations in towns such as Utuado, Naranjito, Las Marías and Maricao, El Nuevo Día said.
In Utuado, the Ángel L. Cuevas indoor arena and the Ramón Cabañas stadium became FEMA aid centers, according to a list published by Noticel .
Vieques (pop. 9,301) (18.116667, -65.416667)
An island–municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) in the northeastern Caribbean, part of an island grouping sometimes known as the Spanish Virgin Islands. Vieques is part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Vieques lies about 8 miles (13 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and measures about 21 miles (34 km) long by 4 miles (6 km) wide. Its most populated barrio is Isabel Segunda (sometimes written "Isabel II"), the administrative center on the northern side of the island.
12 of 12 cell towers down via FCC report
Senator Warren said as of Thursday 28 residents of Vieques had no water, electricity, gas and communications services
Between Monday and Tuesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would bring fuel to Vieques and Culebra to have them in reserve as well as power generators, said the local director of that agency, Alejandro de la Campa, in statements that the newspaper said. source
A Coast Guard vessel distributed fuel, ice and water in the municipality of Vieques The supplies were taken to the area aboard the ship "Venturous", according to an Inter News Service report and were distributed during the day on Saturday. source
Villalba (pop. 26,073) (18.127222, -66.492222)
located in the central region, northeast of Juana Díaz; south of Orocovis; and west of Coamo. Villalba is spread over 6 wards and Villalba Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the Ponce Metropolitan Statistical Area.
9 of 9 cell towers down via FCC report
The Mayor of Villalba, Luis Javier Hernández Ortiz, said on Monday October 1 that the town urgently needed water and oxygen. "We are still clearing the way in the neighborhood Céspedes, taking people who had not eaten for four days, people who needed to be dialyzed, people without oxygen, aging. This has been something that has no comparison", he said. 4 people died in the municipality, according to the mayor "Two people were patients on dialysis, one died of a heart attack and another did not receive the oxygen in time and died in the hospital." Primera Hora
Hernández Ortiz said they need oxygen equipment for some people who are still refugees in Villalba. "We have patients in the shelter, about 10 patients in the city, whose oxygen supply has run out, or is in danger of ending." The mayor said they need oxygen supply for 10 people for two weeks.
Also, the mayor said that they need water, not only bottled but the service of the Authority of Aqueducts and Sewers (AAA), since in much of the island is reported the restoration of up to 45% of the service in Villalba only 25% have water. source
Yabucoa (pop. 37,941) (18.050556, -65.879444)
Located in the eastern region, close to Piro house, north of Maunabo; south of San Lorenzo, Las Piedras and Humacao; and east of Patillas. Yabucoa is spread over 9 wards and Yabucoa Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Yauco (pop 42,043) (18.036944, -66.850278)
Located south of Maricao, Lares and Adjuntas; east of Sabana Grande and Guánica; and west of Guayanilla. The municipality has 20 wards