More flooding, landslides reported Thursday
By The Star Staff
A high-altitude trough that moved over Puerto Rico during the past three days produced heavy rain again on Thursday, causing flooding and landslides in the northeastern part of the island for the second day in a row, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The trough was expected to move away from the island Friday and produce less and lighter rainfall moving into the weekend, said NWS forecaster Lee Ingles.
A landslide occurred at mile 3.5 on highway PR-983 in Luquillo on Thursday morning, and the Manatí River in the northern part of the island jumped its banks on Thursday morning as well.
Flooding was also reported in Fajardo, Luquillo and Vega Alta.
Landslides were also recorded in Luquillo on Wednesday afternoon.