April 23, 2021

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Rain from tropical storm Laura continues to enter eastern Puerto Rico

Most of the rain and winds from Tropical Storm Laura still remain over the waters of the Caribbean Sea southeast of Puerto Rico. However, in the next few hours, all that mass of moisture will move towards the island.

At 11:00 am, the National Hurricane Center in Miami mentioned that the center of the storm is 20 miles to the south of Ponce and maintained with winds of 40 mph.

Laura's trajectory at 11:00 am

"Tropical Storm Laura is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic and the south of the Haitian Peninsula until Sunday," the CNH bulletin indicates. [19659002] “Maximum rain accumulations of up to 8 inches are possible in sectors of east and south of Puerto Rico as well as over Haiti, the Dominican Republic and eastern Cuba. Locally heavy rainfall can result in flash floods and urban flooding, as well as an increase in the potential for landslide with river flooding in Puerto Rico, ” adds.

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