Puerto Rico dam failing after Hurricane Maria

Evacuation orders have been issued for an area in northwestern Puerto Rico, after authorities said the Guajataca Dam was failing under the pressure of water accumulated from Hurricane Maria.

Operators reported that the structure was failing around 2:10 pm local time on Friday, causing flash flooding downstream on the Rio Guajataca, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan.


It appears it has in fact failed..

Puerto Rico dam bursts in wake of Hurricane Maria

A dam failure has caused “extremely dangerous” flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said the failure of the Guajataca Dam is a “life-threatening situation”.

More than 70,000 people live in the nearby towns of Isabela and Quebradillas.




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