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Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness

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Volusia families with ties to Puerto Rico worry, wait as contact falters

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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico

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Locals with ties to Puerto Rico concerned as Hurricane Maria makes landfall Wednesday

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British Virgin Islands 'spared worst' from Hurricane Maria but storm destroys 'everything in its path' in Puerto Rico
The British Virgin Islands have been "spared the worst" from Hurricane Maria, the governor has said, as the storm continues her path of destruction towards another UK overseas territory. Claiming the lives of at least nine people so far, Maria has barrelled across the Caribbean and unleashed devastation on islands in its path. Ravaging both Dominica and Puerto Rico, a hurricane warning is currently in place for the Turks and Caicos islands, with winds of 110mph and up to 16 inches of rain expected   Read More ...
‘Storm of the century’ Maria pummels Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Wednesday and left the entire island without power, bringing deadly winds and pounding rain that sent thousands scurrying to shelters. Maria slammed into Puerto Rico’s southeast coast at daybreak before churning across the US territory which is home to 3.4 million people. The storm was blamed for 10 deaths in the Caribbean, including a man in northern Puerto Rico’s Bayamon who died after being struck by a board he had used to cover his windows, government spokeswoman Yennifer Alvarez told AFP   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico in dark, curfew set after island 'destroyed' by Hurricane Maria
PUERTO RICO The island of Puerto Rico has been "destroyed" after Hurricane Maria made landfall there as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning, according to emergency officials. Puerto Rico's office of emergency management confirmed that 100 percent of the U.S. territory had lost power, noting that anyone with electricity was using a generator. A spokesperson with the Puerto Rico governor's office confirmed one person has died in the storm   Read More ...
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The Latest: Hurricane warning lifted for Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): Weather officials have discontinued the hurricane warning for Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the eye of Hurricane Maria is now about 55 miles (85 kilometers) northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Maximum sustained winds are 110 mph (175 kph) and the storm is moving to the northwest at 9 mph (15 kph)   Read More ...
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The Latest: Hurricane warning lifted for Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): Weather officials have discontinued the hurricane warning for Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the eye of Hurricane Maria is now about 55 miles (85 kilometers) northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Maximum sustained winds are 110 mph (175 kph) and the storm is moving to the northwest at 9 mph (15 kph)   Read More ...
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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the US territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning near the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 250 kph   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning near the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph)   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness
Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the US territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the storm's death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 10. Maria, the second major hurricane to rage through the region this month, was left weakened by its encounter with Puerto Rico and on a course projected to pass north of the Dominican Republic, the Miami-based US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico
'Once we're able to go outside, we're going to find our island destroyed,' official says Related Stories The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis   Read More ...
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FIRST ALERT: Cat. 2 Maria slows speed, continues to drop torrential rains on Puerto Rico
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Hurricane Maria continues to slow down in speed as the Category 2 storm remains on the same track moving away from Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of the 11 p.m. update, Maria's center was about 55 miles east of the Dominican Republic and conditions over the eastern part of the island continue to deteriorate   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria lashes Puerto Rico with torrential rain
Hurricane Maria continued to lash Puerto Rico with torrential rain as the storm moved toward the Dominican Republican, the National Hurricane Center said late Wednesday. A Category 2 storm, Maria is still packing a punch with 110 mph winds. It made landfall early Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, the strongest storm to hit the island since 1932. Maria is expected to bring 20 to 30 inches of rain through Saturday to Puerto Rico, the National Hurricane Center said   Read More ...
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WATCH: 'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico
San Juan - Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Wednesday and left the entire island without power as 150 mile-an-hour winds whipped the capital and sent thousands scurrying to shelters. After killing at least nine people in the Caribbean, Maria slammed into Puerto Rico's southeast coast at daybreak before churning across the US territory which is home to 3.4 million people   Read More ...
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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph)   Read More ...
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Locals join in prayer for family, friends in Puerto Rico
ORLANDO, Fla. — A packed Calvario City Church in Orlando offered special songs and prayers for all of the people in Puerto Rico and those affected by the earthquake in Mexico. Many people who attended a prayer service Saturday night at the church are concerned for family and friends they so desperately want to talk to. "We got a lot of calls today from our switchboard, we have about 4,000 people in this church and a lot of them are Puerto Rican and Mexican," Pastor Gabriel Salguero said   Read More ...
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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico
By DANICA COTO Associated Press The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph   Read More ...
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What it's like to ride out Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 100 years
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The wall pulsed, bowed and finally gave, crashing to the floor and sending Hurricane Maria howling into the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde. It was 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and the storm was at peak fury, mauling central Puerto Rico and lashing mercilessly at San Juan. I huddled with other guests in a cement-lined office in a far corner of the hotel, trying to decide if we should stay put or evacuate to the concrete car garage next door   Read More ...
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'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico
HURRICANE Maria caused devastation across Puerto Rico Wednesday as 150 mile-an-hour winds from the island's worst storm in living memory flooded the capital and sent thousands scurrying to shelters. After killing at least nine people on a string of small Caribbean islands, Maria slammed into Puerto Rico's southeast coast at daybreak before churning across a territory which is home to 3   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico In The Dark
A second major hurricane has pummelled the territory of Puerto Rico in the month of September, leaving the entire island of 3.4 million people without power and at risk from dangerous flooding. Hurricane Maria passed directly over the island between Tuesday and Wednesday this week, bringing with it winds of up to 155 miles per hour and storm surges of more than four feet in some portions of the island   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the storm’s death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 10. Maria, the second major hurricane to rage through the region this month, was left considerably weakened by its encounter with Puerto Rico and on a course projected to pass north of the Dominican Republic, the Miami-based U   Read More ...
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Puerto Rico in dark, curfew set after island ‘destroyed’ by Hurricane Maria, officials say
Related Coverage (ABC News) — The island of Puerto Rico has been “destroyed” after Hurricane Maria made landfall there as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning, according to emergency officials. Puerto Rico’s office of emergency management confirmed that 100 percent of the U.S. territory had lost power, noting that anyone with electricity was using a generator. Multiple transmission lines sustained damage from the storm, said Ricardo Ramos, director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority   Read More ...
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FIRST ALERT: Maria gradually moving away from Puerto Rico; expected to stay away from SC
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Hurricane Maria remains a Category 2 storm as it gradually moves away from Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center says conditions were deteriorating over the Eastern Dominican Republic Wednesday night. The storm's maximum sustained winds were at 110 mph at 8 p.m., but the storm is expected to re-strengthen into a major hurricane by Thursday. Live 5 Weather Forecaster Jordan Wilkerson said Wednesday night most of the forecast models show Maria staying away from the South Carolina coast   Read More ...
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FIRST ALERT: Cat. 2 Maria begins to move away from Puerto Rico, expected to strengthen
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Hurricane Maria remains a Category 2 storm as its center begins to gradually move away from Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of the 8 p.m. update, Maria's center was about 55 miles east of the Dominican Republic and conditions over the eastern part of the island have begun to deteriorate. The storm's maximum sustained winds remain at 110 miles per hour, keeping it at a Category 2   Read More ...
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"Eine zerstörte Insel": Hurrikan "Maria" verwüstet Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN - Hurrikan "Maria" hat mit Windgeschwindigkeiten von bis zu 250 Stundenkilometern in Puerto Rico grosse Schäden verursacht. Auf der ganzen Insel fiel der Strom aus. Betroffen sind rund 3,4 Millionen Einwohner.   Read More ...
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Emergency crews in Puerto Rico set out on darkened streets
Now that Hurricane Maria has moved past Puerto Rico, search and rescue teams are taking to the darkened streets of an island almost completely without power. The devastating winds had died down to a whisper late Wednesday and the flooding rains were just a drizzle, but getting around was difficult due to widespread damage and no electricity except from generators. "We are 100% without power," a spokesman for the Puerto Rico governor's office said Wednesday   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria Strikes and Puerto Rico Goes Dark
SAN JUAN, P.R. — Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to make a direct hit on Puerto Rico in almost a century, ravaged the island on Wednesday, knocking out all electricity, deluging towns with flashfloods and mudslides and compounding the already considerable pain of residents here. Less than two weeks ago, Hurricane Irma dealt the island a glancing blow, killing at least three people and leaving nearly 70 percent of households without power   Read More ...
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Volusia families with ties to Puerto Rico worry, wait as contact falters
Casmira Harrison @casmiraDBNJ Leslie Castillo has been getting information on the devastation left by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico from anywhere she can. She’s been watching news reports. She’s scouring the Web. She’s gathering scraps and tidbits of info from her colleagues — many of whom are also worried about loved ones on the tiny Caribbean island after it suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Maria and her Category 4 winds   Read More ...
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Eye of Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico
MIAMI: The eye of Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday, pummeling the island as a Category Four storm with lashing rain and winds of 250km per hour, the US National Hurricane Center said. Puerto Rico was expected to bear the full brunt of the hurricane, which was forecast to rake across the length of the island.   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico As Hurricane Maria continues to change and evolve the National Hurricane Center is tracking its progress and projected path. (All times are ET) The core of Hurricane Maria is gradually moving away from Puerto Rico. Conditions are starting to deteriorate over eastern Dominican Republic   Read More ...
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Rosh Hashana services cancelled in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria
Puerto Rico’s three synagogues closed for Rosh Hashanah as Hurricane Maria pummeled the island. The synagogues, all in or nearby San Juan, canceled Wednesday evening services for the Jewish New Year and urged members to stay home, according to The Times of Israel. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning after causing widespread destruction on the Caribbean island nation of Dominica   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria brings destruction, heavy floods to Puerto Rico
Storm-related rainfall was expected to range from 20 to 25 inches on much of Puerto Rico through Friday, according to the Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center.   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico As Hurricane Maria continues to change and evolve the National Hurricane Center is tracking its progress and projected path. (All times are ET) The core of Hurricane Maria is gradually moving away from Puerto Rico. Conditions are starting to deteriorate over eastern Dominican Republic   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico As Hurricane Maria continues to change and evolve the National Hurricane Center is tracking its progress and projected path. (All times are ET) The core of Hurricane Maria is gradually moving away from Puerto Rico. Conditions are starting to deteriorate over eastern Dominican Republic   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico As Hurricane Maria continues to change and evolve the National Hurricane Center is tracking its progress and projected path. (All times are ET) The core of Hurricane Maria is gradually moving away from Puerto Rico. Conditions are starting to deteriorate over eastern Dominican Republic   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico As Hurricane Maria continues to change and evolve the National Hurricane Center is tracking its progress and projected path. (All times are ET) The core of Hurricane Maria is gradually moving away from Puerto Rico. Conditions are starting to deteriorate over eastern Dominican Republic   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico As Hurricane Maria continues to change and evolve the National Hurricane Center is tracking its progress and projected path. (All times are ET) The core of Hurricane Maria is gradually moving away from Puerto Rico. Conditions are starting to deteriorate over eastern Dominican Republic   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 2; gradually moving away from Puerto Rico As Hurricane Maria continues to change and evolve the National Hurricane Center is tracking its progress and projected path. (All times are ET) The core of Hurricane Maria is gradually moving away from Puerto Rico. Conditions are starting to deteriorate over eastern Dominican Republic   Read More ...
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The Latest: USVI officials: Tourists should delay visiting
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism says people who want to visit the Caribbean territory should postpone their trip while authorities assess the effects of Hurricane Maria on St. Croix and recover from the damage to St. Thomas and St. John from Hurricane Irma. The department says Hurricane Maria brought heavy rainfall and flooding to St   Read More ...
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Maria pounds Puerto Rico, knocks out already struggling power grid, triggers mass floods
SAN JUAN – The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph)   Read More ...
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Harrowing video sent from Puerto Rico shows Hurricane Maria's wrath
A viewer in Rhode Island sent in emotional video of a family in Puerto Rico as Maria hits. The camera pans from a woman to the window as the hurricane blows through.   Read More ...
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What it's like to ride out Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 100 years
Hurricane Maria's strong wind and heavy rain has turned some of Puerto Rico's streets into rivers, and the reports of damage continue to grow. USA TODAY. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The wall pulsed, bowed and finally gave, crashing to the floor and sending Hurricane Maria howling into the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde. It was 8:30 a   Read More ...
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