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Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic on its path

Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Dominicana

Countries still recovering from Hurricane Irma, have taken another hit with Hurricane Maria making landfall last night in the Island Dominicana as a category 5 storm. It weakened to a category 4 storm after landfall said the US National Hurricane Center early Tuesday. The hurricane continues its path over the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and most likely will hit Puerto Rico Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. The Dominican Republic should also be prepared.

Source: US national hurricane center

The island was heavily damaged on Monday night through to Tuesday, when the hurricane made landfall. Premier Roosevelt Skerrit posted messages on Facebook while it all happened. The most recent say that initial reports are of widespread devastation. “My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possibly deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains.” He also mentions, that it's too early to speak of the condition of the air and seaports. However, he expects that both will be inoperable for a few days.

Publication date: 9/19/2017
Author: Kelly den Herder
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