The Latest: 70,000 Puerto Ricans told to flee failing dam

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local):

5:55 p.m.

Puerto Rican authorities are scrambling to evacuate as many as 70,000 people who are downstream of a failing dam.

More than 15 inches of rain fell on the mountains surrounding the Guajataca (wa ha TA ca) Dam in northwest Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria left the island Wednesday afternoon, swelling the reservoir behind the nearly 90-year-old dam.

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