On Friday, a fatal Hurricane Maria struck Turks and Caicos leaving Haiti and the Dominican Republic’s northern coast of Puerto Rico inundated and battered.
The National Hurricane Center said that the Category 3 storm was centered nearly 35 miles Grand Turk island’s east-northeast and was moving northwest at seven mph.
Maria Hurricane is expected to diminish during the upcoming two days and sheer into the open Atlantic. It is not set to frighten the U.S. mainland.
Rains and deadly high waves started to sink in the island of Hispaniola, where Maria fell trees and electricity lines.
The president of the country’s hotel association, Joel Santos, said the hurricane didn’t destroy the tourism infrastructure.
100 People pulled to safety….
In the meantime, Puerto Rico inhabitants face the possibility of going weeks, perhaps even months without power. Few of them are considering leaving.
A 78-year-old retired New York police officer, Hector Llanos who planned to leave Saturday for the United States mainland.
“YOU CAN’T LIVE HERE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.”
Maria is the second big hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month…
It is the powerful storm to hit the U.S. territory Rico in nearly 90 years. It has till now claimed at least 19 lives.
However, according to the report, more deaths were expected, and the actual demise number was unlikely to be known for few days.
$73 billion debt crisis of US territory had left firms as the state power broke even before the storm strikes. It deserted most basic maintenance leaving the island subjected to a daily power cut.
Maria hurricane leaves Puerto Rico in debris….
The Federal Emergency Management company said it would inaugurate an air bridge from the U.S mainland with 3 to 4 military planes flying to the island daily carrying basic requirements like water, food, temporary shelters, and generators.
— Jaide Garcia (@Jaide_Garcia) September 21, 2017
“THERE IS A SOCIAL REFORMER EMERGENCY HERE IN PUERTO RICO, AND THERE IS AN FUNCTION WITHOUT AUTHORITY.”
This is the day after #Maria struck. Data connection on the island is spotty at best. I will post all the videos I have now. If any station wants to use them, I'm ok with that. Probably won't be able to respond to a request if I lose signal again. #mothernature #hurricane #devistation #strength #stcroix #nopower #aftermath #life #peace #weather
The only radio station WAPA 680 AM was relaying messages to help connect families and friends. President Trump told that the island had been “utterly destroyed”.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit added:
“IT’S A WONDER THERE WERE NOT HUNDREDS OF DEATHS, AND DOMINICA IS GOING TO NEED ALL THE ASSISTANCE THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER.”
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