Maria strikes Puerto Rico; Alabama weather stays quiet — Eric

Karmen Lewis of Detroit Lakes rode out Hurricane Irma in this house on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Karmen Lewis of Detroit Lakes rode out Hurricane Irma in this house on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

In its 11 a.m. advisory, Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said Jose was located about 150 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Anyone with power was using a generator.

The island is already deep in a years-long debt debacle spurred by mismanaged funds, archaic energy policies and a struggling economy. A few isolated showers or storms are possible this afternoon and evening, but the chance of rain in any once locations is still small. We have 3,200 staff members in the islands collectively. He said his friend's hospital room "has significant water on the floor, and still has no air conditioning (it is hot and humid here)". "Together we will rise".

Nykole Tyson, director of public relations for the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health spoke to NPR from her office on St. Croix. But when the $399 watch, which comes out on Friday, was put to use by real-world reviewers, many shared common complaints, particularly when it came to the built-in cellular capabilities actually working. The major local newspaper, El Nuevo Dia, reported Wednesday that winds topped 155 miles per hour in some places.

The complete outage isn't a surprise, however.

"Material things can be replaced", she said. Now, she lives in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico - about 45 miles southeast of San Juan.

The outer bands of the then-Category 5 hurricane first touch Puerto Rico.

On its passage through the Caribbean, Maria killed at least one person in the French territory of Guadeloupe and devastated the tiny island nation of Dominica.

"It's just one after another", he said during a meeting with the king of Jordan at the United Nations in New York. The lower the central pressure, the stronger a storm.

"The situation is really grave", Dailey added. The last Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico occurred in 1932, and the strongest storm to ever hit the island was San Felipe in 1928 with winds of 160 mph.

"Puerto Rico being hit hard by new monster Hurricane", tweeted US President Donald Trump.

The group likely will collaborate with the Red Cross to host a fundraiser or donation drive, Velez said.

Elsewhere in the Caribbean, the eye of the storm passed within 20 miles of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands early Wednesday morning, according to the NHC.

"You have to evacuate". It may then cross the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic on 21 September. "We expect to do a lot of multi-ship flying for all of our humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts". Roofs were off and homes appeared damaged in a number of areas including the environs of the Canefield airport, Portsmouth, Massacre, Grand Savanne and Morne Daniel. CHICAGOANS ANXIOUS FOR WORD FROM RELATIVESPuerto Ricans living in the Chicago area watched and waited Wednesday for news from their loved ones. Contact with the island has been limited since then.

Puerto Rican Olympic gymnast Tommy Ramos, who's riding out the storm in the northern city of Vega Baja, posted video of gusts blowing debris in front of him. One man repeatedly made calls Wednesday morning, but he could not reach his relatives. Fox 61 meteorologist Matt Scott said Jose behaved as expected and the impact was minimal. "I worry about my brother and sister and my family". Most recently, Puerto Rico avoided the worst of Irma, which went on to strike Florida. The country needs the support and continued help and prayers of all. Residents said roofs were torn off buildings and doors flew off their hinges as the government warned of significant damage to the power system and infrastructure. "The information we have received is not encouraging".

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