"Hurricane Irene Slams Puerto Rico; Could Hit US"

"SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Ricans awoke to flooded and debris-strewn streets Monday following the overnight passage of Hurricane Irene, which next took aim at the Dominican Republic on a path that could take the storm to the U.S. by the end of the week."

"The storm flooded streets, knocked down trees throughout the island, caused several rivers to overflow their banks and left more than a million Puerto Ricans without power. But there were no immediate reports of any deaths.

Remnants of Irene were expected to continue lashing the island most of Monday, said Jose Alamo, a U.S. National Weather Service meteorologist in San Juan."

Danica Coto reports for the Associated Press August 22, 2011.

Source: AP, 08/22/2011