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Hurricane Maria Snatches Roof Off Home Of This Caribbean Prime Minister

Hurricane Maria Snatches Roof Off Home Of This Caribbean Prime Minister

As of 8 a.m. Monday morning, Hurricane Maria, now spinning in the Atlantic, has become a category 3 storm and is forecast to hit the Leeward Islands later today, and later this week Puerto Rico.

The major Hurricane Maria which is unsafe is likely to affect British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria strengthened to a Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said on Monday, labeling it "extremely unsafe".

Hurricane Maria is taking aim at Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands left in ruins by Hurricane Irma.

Maria made landfall on Dominica as a Category 5 storm around 9:15 p.m. Monday night.

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The US National Hurricane Center has warned Maria, now a category one hurricane, will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat and Martinique late today local time.

The National Hurricane Center predicts Maria will swing more northward than Maria. The Puerto Rican government said it had opened some 450 shelters to house people evacuated from nearby islands.

Hurricane Maria has become the second category five storm of the hurricane season and also the second category five to affect the Leeward Islands in a month. Hurricane watches have been issued for Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy, Anguilla, and from Isla Saona to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Thereafter, a credible forecast on whether or not the US will be directly affected by (likely Hurricane) Maria is just not possible yet.

US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands: Both island chains suffered severe damage from Irma and President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for the US territories on Monday. The center of Maria is now located about 120 miles E/SE of Dominica and is tracking W/NW at 12 mph.

The hurricane will also bring in heavy rains which could cause "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides".


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