Category 5 Hurricane Maria Targeting the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

"Hurricane Maria, once again a Category 5 hurricane, has its sights set on a potentially catastrophic strike on the already storm-weary Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, following a first-on-record Category 5 landfall for the island of Dominica Monday night.

The National Weather Service office in San Juan, Puerto Rico, warned of 'catastrophic damage' from Maria's winds, as well as the potential for 'devastating to catastrophic flooding' from rainfall flooding in a hurricane local statement issued Tuesday morning.

A report from a U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter mission early Tuesday confirmed Maria regained Category 5 status as its center was 65 miles west-southwest of Guadeloupe, or just over 200 miles southeast of St. Croix, Virgin Islands."

The Weather Channel had the story September 19, 2017.


"Hurricane Maria Batters Dominica As A Category 5 Storm" (AP)

Source: Weather Channel, 09/19/2017