Hurricane Maria is appearing more ferocious with each update, as she is currently a Category 3 storm with winds as high as 120 mph. Maria has been described by meteorologists as “potentially catastrophic.”
Maria is currently eyeing Puerto Rico as a next potential target. Forecasters worry that the hurricane may impact the eastern half of the island, where 3.4 million residents live. As a result, evacuation orders have been issued to parts of Puerto Rico. “This storm promises to be catastrophic for our island,” said Ernesto Morales with the U.S. National Weather Service in San Juan. “All of Puerto Rico will experience hurricane force winds.”
Latest Update: Puerto Rico has an official death toll of 62 as a direct result of Hurricane Maria. According to a report from The New York Times, as many as 1,052 may have died from the hurricane.
The storm has already swept through Dominica, killing at least one person in Guadeloupe.
Looking to watch the storm in real time as it moves across the Caribbean? Just click on the this video to see for yourself…
Here’s a real stream from the people over at CNN along with other networks, periodically shifting topics from Hurricane Jose to Maria (no Trump and Russia this time).