Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico…

Prayers for Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria slams into the island.  Maria made landfall in the area around Yabucoa with 155 MPH winds.  Maris is the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico since 1928, when the San Felipe Segundo hurricane slammed the island and killed about 300 people, the National Weather Service said.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-laden rivers, damaging buildings and cutting power, after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.

Maria, the second major hurricane to roar through the Caribbean this month, was carrying winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 kph), high storm surges and drenching rains when it made landfall near Yabucoa, on the southeast of the island of 3.4 million people.

Rivers burst their banks and the winds downed trees and damaged homes and buildings, including several hospitals, according to local media. News pictures showed whole blocks flooded in the Hato Rey neighborhood of the capital, San Juan.

Electricity was out across the island, El Nuevo Dia newspaper said.

Thousands of people were seeking safety in shelters.

Maria lost some of its power as it moved over land, but its top winds were still 140 mph (220 kph) as it headed off the island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Shortly before 11 a.m. ET, the eye of the storm was about 15 miles (40 km) west of San Juan, the center said.  (read more)

 

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165 Responses to Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico…

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  2. redridge45 says:

    Huge prayers sent up for all people hit by the hurricanes, just devastating. TY

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  4. Minnie says:

    Prayers continue for families of theduchessofkitty and all xoxoxoxoxox

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  6. Guyver1 says:

    It was just reported a weather station reported a wind gust of 205 MPH right before it was destroyed at the peak of the hurricane.
    And… it didn’t take long at all… the looting has already started.
    Eight adults and two teens arrested so far. The curfew made them easy to spot.
    Of course, they were looting a liquor store (for the feral element in society, booze and drugs go before food and water…)
    The problem is that when the unprepared rats run out of food and water in a couple of days, and they realize booze will not feed them and keep them alive, they will start to attack and rob the decent, honest people who had the foresight to stock up supplies. This will get real ugly, real fast.
    IMHO, the governor will have to declare martial law, or its equivalent, within the week. I will be surprised if it does NOT happen. I fully expect the PR National Guard to be extremely busy the next few months.

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  7. Guyver1 says:

    The governor of PR just announced that President Trump will be going there and the Virgin Islands late next week or early the week after that to personally survey the damage, coordinate with the local governments, and offer support.
    There goes the ‘racist, racist, racist ‘ garbage out the window.
    The libs are going to go absolutely berserk.

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    Take two

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  11. JAS says:

    From what I’m seeing the destruction in Puerto Rico is apocalyptic. One of the critical things is fuel. One of the biggest storage tank farms in the Caribbean and the port that supplies it is, or was, in Yabucoa, right where Maria came ashore. Prayers for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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  12. Greg says:

    does anyone have reports from the westend of PR? Rincon?

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    https://dsx.weather.com/util/image/map/MAX_WEB_TROP_ATL15_storm_info_1280x720.jpg?v=ap&w=1280&h=720&api=7db9fe61-7414-47b5-9871-e17d87b8b6a0


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