• People living downstream of failing Guajataca Dam forced to evacuate
  • Death toll from Hurricane Maria stands at six but likely to rise

Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the US territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear.

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