48 HOUR RATIONING BEING CONTEMPLATED
As reported today by El Nuevo Dia, Alberto Lázaro, the President of AAA,
the island's water company, will be meeting this week with leadership from
the National Weather Service to determine if the water rationing plan currently
in effect for water customers being served by the Carraízo reservoir will be ex-
tended from 24 to 48 hours. Under the current plan, water service is cut off to
affected areas for 24 hours at a time, every other day. Carraízo did not receive
enough water from the recent rains that passed over much of Puerto Rico. The
reservoir's level stood at 36.78 meters this morning. Several other reservoirs
around the island also registered level decreases over the weekend, although it
is not expected that rationing will be instituted more widely for the time being.
No major rain is expected this week.
HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS TODAY
Today, June 1st, marks the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season.
The season runs from today until November 30, and according to forecasters,
should be a less active one than normal, with six to eleven named storms ex-
pected to form. The hurricane names for this season will be: Ana, Bill, Clau-
dette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy,
Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose ,Sam, Teresa, Victor and Wanda.
ROOF COLLAPSE IN MIRAMAR CONDO
From Caribbean Business:
Nearly two dozen people have been evacuated from their condominiums in
Miramar after a 600 gallon to 1,000 gallon water tank collapsed through resi-
dential building La Alhambra's roof. There were no immediate reports of any
deaths or significant injuries.
NORWEGIAN AIRLINES LAUNCHES PR FLIGHTS
From Caribbean Journal:
Norwegian Airlines is planning to launch a new flight between London's Gat-
wick and the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, the company announced. The
flight will also be among the cheapest to the Caribbean from Europe — just
about £269, or about $411 USD, one-way. The London-Puerto Rico flights
will launch Nov. 4 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
PR ECONOMIC GROWTH AT -1.3% IN FY 15
From News Is My Business:
Puerto Rico Planning Board President Luis García-Pelatti told lawmakers
over the weekend that the island will experience negative economic growth
of 1.3 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively in Fiscal 2015 and 2016, when
the scenario is looked at from a pessimistic point of view. However, he also
offered a positive panorama in which Puerto Rico’s Gross National Product
would reflect a lesser drop of -0.5 percent in Fiscal 2015, and a 0.8 percent
growth in Fiscal 2016.