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Hurricane Maria deals Puerto Rico's fragile economy a new blow

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Thomson Reuters PUERTO RICO/NEW YORK - Chan Lo is racing against the clock to save thousands of dollars of supplies at his sushi restaurant in San Juan's Condado beachfront community.
He has roughly $16,000-worth of perishable goods stored in his restaurant Nagoya Sushi & Tiki Bar - in jeopardy as the battered island waits for power and water to be re-established.
"I give it about three or four days maximum if the doesn't come back on and there are no generators available," he said. "Everything will have to be thrown out."
Puerto Rico's economy was already fragile before Hurricane Maria...
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70,000 Puerto Ricans ordered to evacuate downstream of weakened dam that could burst at any time

70,000 Puerto Ricans ordered to evacuate downstream of weakened dam that could burst at any time

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Thomson Reuters SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Puerto Rico dam damaged by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a risk to communities downstream, as people across the U.S. territory sought to dig out from the deadly storm.
Some 70,000 people who live downstream from the compromised Guajataca Dam in the northwest of the island were under orders to evacuate, with the structure in danger of bursting at any time.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, after surveying damage to the cracked dam, reiterated his request on Saturday that people leave the area as...
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