PUERTO RICO FACING CRISIS AFTER MARIA

MEANWHILE, OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS STILL A RISK OF FLOODING ON A PUERTO RICO RIVER DUE TO THE THREAT OF A FAILURE OF A DAM.

PUERTO RICO IS FACING A GROWING CRISIS IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE MARIA, WHICH HAS KNOCKED OUT WATER, ELECTRICITY, AND TELEPHONE SERVICES.

Fallen trees are blocking main highways, whole neighbourhoods remain flooded and many homes are without roofs.
The NWS on Saturday warned of flash flooding in Isabela and Quebradillas areas.
The National Weather Service (NWS) have extended flash flood warnings for two areas downstream of Guajataca Dam.

Puerto Rico is facing a growing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which has knocked out water, electricity, and telephone services. The entire population is still without power and engineers say it could take months to...

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