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Residents in the municipality of Utuado in central Puerto Rico are dealing with mudslides triggered by rain on Oct. 10. (Claritza Jimenez/The Washington Post). As if recovering from a Category 4 hurricane wasn’t enough, Puerto Rico continues to battle unfavorable weather — the understatement of the year. Nearly 38 inches of rain fell in the U.S. territory during Hurricane Maria, from which the ground is still laden with water. To add to the instability, hundreds if not thousands of trees were felled during the storm — trees that would otherwise help to keep the ground in place, especially on steep hillsides. Now, more rain is falling. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains bec... Full story

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