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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

Some small dams have burst and a few big ones are about to do the same, like the old Guajataca Reservoir:

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At least 70,000 people need to leave their houses righ now because of Guajataca.

Dan

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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

There is no electricity, correct?

nevals22 Sep 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

Before Irma, the people there were expecting some parts of the island to be without power for up to six months. Local grid, apparently, is weak and under maintained.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

Dan,

Any of your family in that area?

Dave

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 6:04 p.m. PST

Dave

Fortunately my closest family on the island lives about 40 miles to the east of there. Thanks.

Dan

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 6:08 p.m. PST

Let's see: it's after dark there now, a dam is about to burst, many of the people below it have no communications, so the only way to warn them is to send people into the danger area to deliver messages. This really, really does not sound good.

Dan, isn't the giant Arecibo radio telescope in this corner of Puerto Rico? Or perhaps just a few kilometers east of your map? Many of us have seen it in movies and on TV and can relate to some degree.

Grelber

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 6:14 p.m. PST

Grelber

You are absolutely right. It is slightly east of there, and much closer to the actual path of the hurricane.

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And you are exactly right also about the dangerous way that people will need to be notified. Not a good thing.

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Dan
PS. I think the observatory sits under the shadow of another dam, Dos Bocas (Utuado):

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

The warning problem rang a bell. If the link doesn't work, google Kipling, "Griffen's Debt."

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