Maria’s Destruction Across the Caribbean
The storm killed at least nine and left Puerto Rico without power
By Lisa Marie Segarra and Kim Bubello
Hurricane Maria devastated an already battered Caribbean, which was recovering after Hurricane Irma hit weeks before. The entire island of Puerto Rico was left without power and at least nine people have died across the Caribbean.
“Months and months and months and months are going to pass before we can recover from this,” Felix Delgado, mayor of Catano, Puerto Rico, told the Associated Press.
While St. Croix was spared from facing the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s damage, the island faced five hours of hurricane force winds from Maria. The hurricane claimed 31 lives throughout the Caribbean, according to AP. Dominica alone bore 15 fatalities.
After downgrading to a tropical storm, Maria has strengthened to a hurricane once again Wednesday morning, possibly bringing tropical storm-force winds to North Carolina through Wednesday.
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