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President Trump declares state of emergency in Puerto Rico ahead of Dorian

Posted at 8:23 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 08:23:52-04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Tropical Storm Dorian made a last-minute shift in its path on Tuesday, threatening Puerto Rico with a direct hit as forecasters said it could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the U.S. territory.

The storm is expected to pass over or near western and central Puerto Rico on Wednesday as authorities warned of landslides, widespread flooding and power outages.

President Donald Trump declared an emergency and ordered federal assistance to local authorities.

For the latest on Dorian, click here.