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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 06:13 PM

A near-miss for Puerto Rico as Dorian strengthens into a hurricane

Source: Washington Post

A near-miss for Puerto Rico as Dorian strengthens into a hurricane

The Category 1 hurricane is expected to intensify as it heads toward Florida.

By Amy Gordon, Jhoni Jackson and Arelis R. Hernández August 28 at 6:17 PM

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Dorian appeared to spare Puerto Rico on Wednesday, weaving an erratic path that sideswiped the archipelago and pounded the U.S. Virgin Islands with rain, but didn’t ravage the U.S. territory that is still recovering from Hurricane Maria’s destruction from 2017.

The storm, which was headed out into the Atlantic Ocean late Wednesday, was on its way to becoming the first major hurricane to threaten the East Coast of the United States this season, with forecasters predicting a direct hit on Florida, perhaps on Labor Day, when the storm is expected to have Category 3 status.

Puerto Rico dodged a worse-case-scenario direct hit, but some residents lost power amid winds that topped 75 mph, and some areas flooded as intense rainfall pelted thousands of homes that still don’t have adequate roofing to keep families and properties dry.

“This is not Maria,” said Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced at an afternoon news conference in San Juan as she updated residents on the shifting track of a storm that has defied prediction.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/28/near-miss-puerto-rico-dorian-strengthens-into-hurricane/

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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:14 PM

1. Thank goodness

I know that FL is still in danger, but it willl be harder for Trump to ignore FL without repercussions, though I know he's done it before.

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