Cracked dam threatening Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria — Watch

Cracked dam threatening Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria — Watch

The National Hurricane Center said some areas in Puerto Rico could see 40 inches (more than a meter) of rain from Maria, and Rossello warned of dangerous mudslides brought on by the deluge.

Ricardo Rossello called Maria "the most devastating storm of the century". Another three people died in a mudslide in Utuado municipality, according to the same broadcaster citing local authorities.

At The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture annual gala, Maria and the damage she has delivered was all the talk and from talk it turned into plans of action.

And although it didn't make direct landfall in the Dominican Republic, strong winds are expected to lash the country.

Forecasters said storm conditions should subside Saturday over portions of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas.

All the electricity in Puerto Rico has been knocked out and she said it could take four to six months for it to be restored.

"It would be a total miracle if there are no fatalities in those villages", he said.

Two people were killed in the French territory of Guadeloupe.

The death toll in Puerto Rico stood at six but is likely to rise.

Government spokesman Carlos Bermudez told Associated Press that 40 of the island's 78 municipalities had no communications capacity.

Eyewitness News continues to track Maria's impacts and we'll have in-depth coverage tonight starting live at 5 on WPRI 12.

Photos show the devastation from Maria in La Perla and beyond; roofs were torn off buildings and walls caved in.

Up to six inches of additional rainfall was expected through Saturday.

The FCC noted that with widespread power outages in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, large percentages of consumers are without either cable services or internet service.

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