Puerto Rico cleans up after Hurricane Irene

August 22, 2011 - 9:15 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is urging people to stay home as the island begins cleaning up from Hurricane Irene.

Gov. Luis Fortuno says the storm has closed more than a dozen roads, knocked down many trees and caused at least two landslides. More than 800,000 households have been without power. That's about half the island. The governor told reporters Monday that the storm caused no deaths or major injuries.

Schools and many businesses in the U.S. island territory are closed as crews assessed the damage. The governor says people should avoid going out because of the danger posed by fallen live power lines and other hazards. He says he doesn't yet know when power will be restored.