Puerto Rico is in the path of a powerful new hurricane, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for the broke U.S. territory.
Hurricane Irma — now a Category 5 storm with 185 mph winds — could slam into Puerto Rico by mid-Wednesday as it rips through the northeastern Caribbean, according to forecasts.
The island has been bracing for impact for the past several days and Gov. Ricardo Rossell贸 declared a state of emergency Monday.
But the threat of a natural disaster comes as the territory deals with a massive economic one.
Puerto Rico has been watching its economy decline for years because of enormous government overspending, a big dependence on debt and a costly, inefficient energy system.
Those problems finally led the commonwealth in May to file the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Puerto Rico has $74 billion in debt, and another $50 billion in pension obligations on the books.
The island claims it has money ready in case of emergency. Rossell贸 said Monday that despite its economic challenges, Puerto Rico’s budget contains an approved $15 million available as an emergency fund, according to a news release.
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