SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Sep 14, 2018, 9:29 AM ET

'Isaac' drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

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Power outages are being reported across Puerto Rico as Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain across the U.S. territory.

Forecasters on Friday warned of flash flooding and wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph. The tropical storm remnants are passing south of the island and moving west across the Caribbean region.

The National Hurricane Center said up to 3 inches of rain could fall in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

Puerto Rico is still trying to recover from Hurricane Maria nearly a year after the Category 4 storm hit. The island's power grid remains fragile, and nearly 60,000 homes still have makeshift roofs not capable of withstanding a Category 1 storm.

Isaac caused some flooding earlier in Dominica and is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days.

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    "Joe, I told you that paper towels didn't make for good power line insulation."
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  • felix_navidad

    I hope Trump has more paper towels for them.

  • concernedvoter

    The US gives Israel 3.5 Billion Dollars anually for their defenses, they've been doing this for decades. Does Israel pay US Taxes?
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  • Get_Down

    Gee, another "Katrina" disaster happened to Puerto Rico island...Who knew? Well, we all know who in WH would be blamed...Again...For sure.

  • Joe Johansson

    But, but, but, we did such a wonderful job in Puerto Rico. Everything is fine. Everyone is fine. No one has died. It's all good. /s