Saturday, 23 September 2017

Crack in dam ravaged by Hurricane Maria sparks Puerto Rico evacuations


 
Puerto Rico is facing renewed danger in the wake of Hurricane Maria, as the Guajataca Dam fails under the strain of weather damage and heavy rainfall.
 
The government has called the situation "extremely dangerous", and the struggling dam is reportedly causing flash flooding in the island's northwest corner.
 
 
Two northwestern municipalities, home to some 70,000 people, are being evacuated "as quickly as they can" because a crack has been found in the dam, the national weather service said.





 BBC   News.