A dam in Puerto Rico is failing after Hurricane Maria and forcing towns to evacuate
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In what the government is calling an "extremely dangerous" situation, a dam in Puerto Rico is failing and forcing two towns to evacuate.

The Guajataca Dam on the island's northwest coast is prompting flash flooding downstream just days after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico completely without power.

Buses near the dam are currently evacuating residents "as quickly as they can," the Associated Press reported.

A chart from the US Geological Survey showing water levels...


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