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’Move to higher ground now’: Puerto Rico dam failing after Hurricane Maria

RT News [Russia], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Sat, 23 56 2017 02:56:23 GMT 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. The NWS has warned residents in “All Areas surrounding the Guajataca River” to evacuate immediately. “Their lives are in DANGER!” the NWS tweeted just before 8:00pm GMT. The reservoir, created in 1929 by the US Army Corps of Engineers, is located

70,000 in Puerto Rico urged to evacuate immediately as dam is in ‘imminent’ danger of failure

Washington Post, by Samantha Schmidt* Posted By: PageTurner- Sat, 23 59 2017 02:59:40 GMT SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Tens of thousands of residents in northwestern Puerto Rico were ordered to evacuate Friday amid fears that a dam holding back a large inland lake was in imminent danger of failing because of damage from Hurricane Maria´s floodwaters. Officials worried that as many as 70,000 people could be in the path of a massive amount of rushing water in the event the Guajataca Dam releases into the Guajataca River, which flows north through low’lying coastal communities and empties into the ocean. The dam suffered a “fissure,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said in a news conference Friday

Trump Takes Apparent Digs at Sessions, Carson, Bannon, Gorka as He Defends Support for Strange


President Donald Trump, speaking Friday at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, for Luther Strange – his choice to take Jeff Sessions’s former seat in the U.S. Senate – acknowledged that populist elements of his coalition may not go along with his pick, as he took shots at them.

Playoff-chasing Twins notch another win over Tigers

Kyle Gibson struck out six, allowing three runs and five hits in seven innings

Trump Doubles Down On Criticism of Kim Jong Un During Alabama Rally

The newest attack was just the latest in a back and forth feud between the president and the North Korean leader.

Trump bashes ‘SON OF A B**CH’ national anthem protesters during rally!!

During his rally for Luther Strange, el Trumpo really ripped into those who protest the national anthem at NFL games. Trump he wishes NFL owners would fire “son of a bitch” football . . .

Ex-PE teacher, 40, accused of sex romp with student — again

A former Georgia middle school gym teacher has been arrested for the second time in as many months over allegations she sexually assaulted a student.

Donald Trump Admits He Will Campaign for Roy Moore if He Wins Alabama Primary

President Trump admitted that if Judge Roy Moore wins the Alabama primary runoff he will campaign for him, despite backing his opponent.

Young Mexican newlyweds honeymoon in makeshift quake shelter

Jorge Daniel Huitzil and Erika Castillo Aparicio are spending their first night as husband and wife sleeping beneath a tarp in a makeshift quake shelter.