Puerto Rico governor declares state of emergency over Hurricane Beryl
SAN JUAN – Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares declared Friday a state of emergency for Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Beryl’s trajectory, which is forecast to come close to Puerto Rico.
Non-essential government jobs have been suspended for Monday, as well as activities held in schools and public facilities.
In addition, the Emergency Operations Center (COE by its Spanish acronym) will be activated as of Sunday.
Rosselló Nevares also urged people whose homes are only covered by tarp or zinc panels to move to the 417 shelters made available by the Department of Housing.
As for the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, the floodgates of the La Plata and Caraízo reservoirs will be opened to control their levels.
In the same way, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DACO by its Spanish acronym) issued a price-freeze order.
Available storm shelters in Puerto Rico can be found here.