Hurricane Maria 2017 Photos: Must-See Pictures Of Storm & Damage

Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico in shambles and killed at least 15 on the small Caribbean island of Dominica. The storm has also killed two people on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Maria has left the island of Puerto Rico without electricity and has battered the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and winds. The storm appears to be heading to the Turks and Caicos islands next.
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.
Maria hit the island of Dominica hard as a Category 5 storm before turning to a Category 4 and striking Puerto Rico with winds as high as 155 mph. The storm dipped down to a Category 2 before rising up to a Category 3 hurricane.
On Thursday, Maria struck the Dominican Republic as a Category 3 storm. In the photo below, a restaurant owner is attempting to save a table, from his establishment, being washed out to sea.

Maria knocked over a sculpture in Puerto Rico, by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero.

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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. Less than 2 weeks ago, #HurricaneIrma dealt the island a glancing blow, killing at least 3 people and leaving nearly 70% of households without power. But this storm, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, took out the island’s entire power grid, and only added to the woes of a commonwealth that has been groaning under the weight of an extended debt and bankruptcy crisis. But Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, offered words of hope. “There is no hurricane stronger than the people of Puerto Rico,” he said. “And immediately after this is done, we will stand back up.” @erikaprodriguez took this photo today of a sculpture, by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero, that was knocked over by high winds. Visit the link in our profile to read more about conditions in #PuertoRico after #HurricaneMaria.

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Puerto Rico was completely devastated by Hurricane Maria. Nearly 3.5 million people have been left without electricity, and authorities say that it may take four to six months for power to be restored to the island. Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rossello says a “new Puerto Rico” will need to be built.
Maria knocked over trees and caused property damage…
Some trees got pulled up by the root…

The look on this guy’s face says it all..

Maria caused major flooding throughout the island, turning some streets into rivers…
Strong trees ripped apart…

Many places in Puerto Rico got teared to shreds…

Maria’s winds are very strong. Residents of Puerto Rico described her winds as being “extremely violent.”

The island of Dominica was devastated when Maria came knocking as a Category 5 hurricane…

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