Isabela evacuee Teresa Lourdes Nunez Perez, 57, sits with her mother, Jovita Perez Velez, 90, right, as many flee due the possible breech of the Guajataca dam and find shelter at the Francisco Mendoza High School inIsabela, Puerto Rico on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
Isabela evacuee Teresa Lourdes Nunez Perez, 57, sits with her mother, Jovita Perez Velez, 90, right, as many flee due the possible breech of the Guajataca dam and find shelter at the Francisco Mendoza High School inIsabela, Puerto Rico on Saturday, September 23, 2017. CARL JUSTE CJUSTE@MIAMIHERALD.COM
Isabela evacuee Teresa Lourdes Nunez Perez, 57, sits with her mother, Jovita Perez Velez, 90, right, as many flee due the possible breech of the Guajataca dam and find shelter at the Francisco Mendoza High School inIsabela, Puerto Rico on Saturday, September 23, 2017. CARL JUSTE CJUSTE@MIAMIHERALD.COM

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September 23, 2017 07:14 PM

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