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Alert System Delays on Puerto Rico Raise Fears as Hurricane Dorian Skims Island

Aug 29, 2019 - The New York Times

Even before Hurricane Dorian grazed Puerto Rico on Wednesday, some of the island’s emergency preparation systems had already fallen short despite a scramble to ready residents for disaster.

Last year, federal and local emergency managers announced with fanfare that they had installed the first technologically advanced emergency alert siren downstream of the Guajataca Dam, the largest dam in western Puerto Rico.

At the time, television news crews clamored to record the new alert as ...