Hurricane Danny is seen in a NOAA image from the GOES-East satellite taken at 10:15 ET (14:15 GMT) August 21, 2015. REUTERS/NOAA/Handout
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A weakening Hurricane Danny approached Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Saturday, but was expected to bring little relief to residents of the drought-stricken northern Caribbean.Danny was expected to pass over Antigua and Barbuda early Monday and reach the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico early Tuesday.Nearly 25 percent of Puerto Rico is considered to be in an extreme drought, and another 45 percent is under a severe one, according to The National Drought Mitigation Center. A total of 2.9 million people in Puerto Rico have been affected, and U.S. officials have declared at least 20 of the island's 78 municipalities as disaster zones.
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