Puerto Rican Dam on Verge of Collapse, Thousands Evacuating

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A crack in a dam in northwestern Puerto Rico has become a significant breach, Gov Ricardo Rossello said on Saturday, September 23, urging residents downstream to leave immediately.

Rossello issued an initial warning about the Guajataca Dam Friday evening. In this footage, water pours down the dam’s spillway, eroding the area just below the dam. Credit: Facebook/Giovanni Brignoni via Storyful