Guajataca Dam Fails in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria Sep 22, 2017

People are evacuating after a dam in western Puerto Rico has failed.

Guajataca, PR Dam Failure

We just received new video of the dam breach coming out of Lake Guajataca, PR.

Posted by WeatherNation on Friday, September 22, 2017



The National Weather Service in San Juan called it an extremely dangerous situation and that everyone surrounding the Guajataca River should evacuate immediately.

A Flash Flood Emergency was issued earlier in the day as officials began monitoring the possibly dam failure.


The National Weather Service in Miami is servind as backup for NWS San Juan as their communications are limited. Here’s how meteorologist Tony Reynes describes the area near the dam.



Dam operators reported the Guajataca Dam causing flash flooding downstream on the Rio Guajataca.



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