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Puerto Rico evacuates 70,000 after dam fails in Hurricane Maria’s wake

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Hurricane Maria was the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month and the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years. Photograph: Helene Valenzuela/AFP/Getty Images

National Weather Service says: ‘This is an extremely dangerous situation’. Maria knocked out island’s power and several rivers hit record flood levels

September 22, 2017 — Officials are rushing to evacuate tens of thousands of people from their homes in western Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria inflicted structural damage on a dam and unleashed “extremely dangerous” flash floods. Continue reading Puerto Rico evacuates 70,000 after dam fails in Hurricane Maria’s wake