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Emergency officials in Puerto Rico evacuated tens of thousands of people on Friday afternoon due to an imminent dam failure in the nearby areas of Isabela and Quebradillas, following Hurricane Maria's devastating blow.
The Guajataca Dam is on the verge of collapse under the weight of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said on Sunday that evacuation orders remain in effect as the dam is showing signs of possible collapse.
With recovery operations in full swing, the government will create seven temporary hospitals in Puerto Rico to ensure health services to hurricane victims.
Rossello and his team met to receive updates on recovery efforts early on Sunday.
Maria unleashed more than 2 feet (600 mm) of rain on parts of the island, leading to record flooding. Wind gusts in excess of 110 mph (177 km/h) also struck Puerto Rico as the storm plowed across the island.
The entire island lost power, and it could take months before the power is fully restored. While residents are trying to recover without power, San Juan, Puerto Rico has reached record temperatures.
San Juan has tied the Max. Temp record of 94 deg F (2004)!— NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) September 24, 2017
¡San Juan ha igualado el récord de Temperatura Máx. de 94 grados F (2004)!#prwx
Maria made landfall on Dominica around Monday, Sept. 18 with estimated maximum sustained winds of 160 mph before striking southeastern Puerto Rico, near Yabucoa, on Sept. 20. Puerto Rico's governor has called Maria the worst hurricane in a century.
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Maria was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico in 85 years.
The last major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) to make landfall in Puerto Rico was Georges in 1998. The only Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico was the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane.
Maria is the second Category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Season, which makes this is the first season with two or more Category 5 hurricanes since 2007.
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The formation of Subtropical Storm Leslie and Tropical Storm Kirk may only be the start of a busy next couple of weeks in the tropical Atlantic.
The newest storm in the western Pacific Ocean will track through the Philippine Sea, continuing to gather strength before impacting land later in the week.
Following a brief lull in tropical weather across the Atlantic Basin, several areas of interest have developed this weekend, including the season's newest named storms.
The start of Oktoberfest 2018 is upon us and big changes in the weather are expected for the opening days of festivities.
The same storm system that produced deadly flooding in Texas late last week will channel rounds of heavy downpours into the lower Mississippi Valley throughout much of this week.
The NASCAR Playoffs will continue tonight at the Richmond Raceway amid warm and potentially unsettled weather.
The arrival of cooler, less humid air in the northeastern United States will coincide with the first days of fall this weekend.
On Monday, Sept. 17, a series of tornadoes from Hurricane Florence struck Virginia and caused heavy destruction in the Richmond area, including a tree that was housing 70,000 bees.