18 Sep '17, 10pm

Hurricane Maria poses a catastrophic threat to the Caribbean

Hurricane Maria poses a catastrophic threat to the Caribbean

The already miserable hurricane season is about to get worse, as Hurricane Maria barrels toward a storm-weary Caribbean. Maria rapidly strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane on Monday, packing winds of at least 130 mph as it neared the eastern Caribbean island country of Dominica. Meteorologists with the National Hurricane Center warned that the storm would likely keep growing stronger as it moves closer to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, home to more than 3.5 million people. Ocean waters on its path are much warmer than normal , and atmospheric conditions are nearly ideal for a storm to intensify. The latest forecast takes Maria to the brink of Category 5 before its expected landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday — a worst-case scenario. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló declared a state of emergency to help the island prepare and speed the flow of disaster ...

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