Just days after Hurricane Irma swept through the Atlantic moving north and narrowly missing Puerto Rico, a new hurricane is in town and this one is nearing the same strength. That’s right, Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5 storm with winds up to 160 miles per hour and it’s headed right for Puerto Rico.
It is the strongest storm to ever make landfall in the Dominican and is expected to be the strongest to hit Puerto Rico in 85 years. The hurricane is on track to hit Puerto Rico, which has a population of 72,000, on Wednesday.
— CNN (@CNN) September 18, 2017
— NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) September 19, 2017
Residents of Puerto Rico are being forced to stock up on groceries and wait in long lines for the second time in two weeks as another Category 5 storm nears:
— Khushbu Shah (@KhushbuOShea) September 18, 2017
Puerto Rico’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is urging everyone to take their belongings inside as they could be facing dangerous projectiles in high winds.
Independent Journal Review will keep you updated as the storm develops.
Source: Conservative Daily