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Catastrophic Category 5 Maria Strengthens as it Tracks Toward Puerto Rico

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As of the 4 PM advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Maria was located 185 miles southeast of San Juan Puerto Rico. The very dangerous storm was tracking toward the west-northwest at 10 miles per hour. Packing maximum sustained winds of 165 miles per hour and a minimum central pressure of 920 mb, the storm is now stronger than it was just prior to devastating Dominica yesterday evening.

Along its present and projected path, the storm will reach the vicinity of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands within about 7 hours. Following a close encounter with St. Croix, the storm should approach Vieques and the Puerto Rican southeast coast in about 10-12 hours. Hurricane force winds should arrive about two to three hours prior to passage of the storm center. Tropical storm force winds are already affecting parts of the Virgin Islands and should begin to impact Puerto Rico…

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September 19, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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