Puerto Rico braces for trop­i­cal storm

The Korea Times - - WORLD -

SAN JUAN (AP) — Trop­i­cal Storm Karen drenched the U.S. Vir­gin Is­lands on Tues­day as it bore down on an earth­quake-shaken Puerto Rico still scarred by a hur­ri­cane two years ago.

U.S. Vir­gin Is­lands Gov. Al­bert Bryan Jr. said the storm had al­ready caused mud­slides in the ter­ri­tory and ma­jor power out­ages were re­ported early Tues­day, though he said the cause was not yet clear.

“Don’t take the storm lightly,” Bryan said. “It will start to throw mas­sive rain.”

Schools and gov­ern­ment of­fices were al­ready or­dered closed in Puerto Rico as well as in the U.S. and Bri­tish Vir­gin Is­lands, with of­fi­cials warn­ing peo­ple to stay in­doors.

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