Puerto Rico Braces As Dam Fails
Hurricane Maria has passed but Puerto Rico isn’t out of the woods yet. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how the country is attempting to recover. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/
“SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Tens of thousands of people in northwestern Puerto Rico were ordered to evacuate Friday afternoon after floodwaters from Hurricane Maria damaged the Guajataca Dam, which the National Weather Service said is in “imminent” danger of failing.
The dam, built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1929, suffered a “fissure,” Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said in a news conference Friday. An estimated 70,000 people in the municipalities of Quebradillas, Isabela and part of San Sebastian could be affected if the dam collapses, he said. A failure would likely send a massive amount of water from an inland lake along the Guajataca River, which flows north through coastal communities toward the ocean.
“To those citizens [of those areas] who are listening: Please evacuate,” Rosselló said. “We want your life to be protected…Please, if you’re listening, the time to evacuate is now.”
The situation adds a new urgency in Puerto Rico as officials here survey the wreckage left by Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years.”
Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/22/at-least-6-dead-in-puerto-rico-due-to-hurricane-maria-officials-say/?utm_term=.46f48f8cff3b
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