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18/09/2017

Hurricane Maria upgraded to Category 5 as it smashes into Caribbean

Evacuation orders have been issued for four areas of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria heads toward the island. 

Picture shows the devastation of the island of Jost Van Dyke after hurricane Irma.

On Monday 18 September, hurricane Maria barreled toward areas of the Caribbean that were already devastated by Hurricane Irma, while Hurricane Jose continued to churn northward and was expected to bring heavy rains, strong winds and surf swells to the Northeast.

Maria strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” Category 5 storm Monday night as the eye moved directly over the small island of Dominica in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Center. Maria is on track to hit Puerto Rico by Wednesday, and Gov. Ricardo Rossello urged residents there to brace for the storm: “It is time to seek refuge with a family member, friend or head to a state shelter.”

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Photo Credit: MOD/DFID - UK Department for International Development

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