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TOPIC: Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis 24 Sep 2017 09:46 #4291

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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 be restored. A dam remains in danger of collapsing.
Shipments of food, water and generators are starting to arrive at the main port in San Juan, which has reopened.
At least 13 people have died since Maria ripped through Puerto Rico.
The storm, which is now heading to the open waters of the west Atlantic, has caused severe flooding and structural damage.
It damaged telephone masts across the island, and officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency say they will take satellite phones to towns and cities which have been cut off.
Fallen trees are blocking main highways, whole neighbourhoods remain flooded and many homes are without roofs.

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