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Hurricane Maria Latest Updates - Puerto Rico Direct Hit

Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
edited September 21 in Disasters

Hurricane Maria keeps intensifying hours before landfall

By Holly Yan, CNN

Updated 3:49 PM ET, Mon September 18, 2017


Story highlights

  • In Puerto Rico, which will likely see landfall, 450 shelters are available
  • The hurricane's first landfall is expected around 8 p.m. on the Leeward Islands

(CNN)Hurricane Maria's brute force doubled in strength as it barreled toward Caribbean islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma.

On Monday afternoon, Maria was hurling winds of 125 mph (200 kilometers per hour) as it closed in on the Caribbean and took aim at Puerto Rico.
That's nearly twice the hurricane's strength from just 24 hours earlier -- and Maria is expected to keep growing before slamming into the Leeward Islands this evening.
Hurricane Maria track
As of 2 p.m. ET, Maria was centered about 45 miles (70 kilometers) east-northeast of Martinique and 70 miles east-southeast of Dominica, the National Hurricane Center said. The mammoth storm was moving west-northwest at 10 mph.
Its first landfall is expected around 8 p.m. ET in the northeast Caribbean's Leeward Islands -- specifically Dominica and Martinique.
And for the first time in 85 years, Puerto Rico is expected to suffer a direct landfall from a Category 4 hurricane. Puerto Rico's governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of that landfall, which will likely happen Wednesday.
"It's time to wrap up your preparations now, Puerto Rico," CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

Bracing for impact

Hours before Maria's expected landfall on Dominica -- and just over week after the island was brushed by Irma -- Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urged residents to take any belongings that could become dangerous projectiles indoors.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/americas/atlantic-storms-maria-jose-lee/index.html

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  • Hurricane Jose to Bring Coastal Flooding, Rain, Wind to the Eastern Seaboard; Tropical Storm Warnings Issued in Southeast New England

    Sep 18 2017 01:30 PM EDT
    weather.com

    Hurricane Jose, a Category 1 hurricane in the western Atlantic, despite remaining well offshore, will still produce a combination of coastal flooding, high surf, tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain along parts of the East Coast in what may end up being a glorified nor'easter, without the snow.

    Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of coastal southeast New England ahead Hurricane Jose's approach to the region.

    The tropical storm warning includes areas from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Hull, Massachusetts, including Block Island, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.

    This means tropical storm-force winds are expected within 36 hours.

    https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-jose-tropical-storm-watch-new-england-mid-atlantic-coast

    Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings


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  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands brace for 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria has been upgraded to an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane by the National Hurricane Center as it tracks towards the already storm-battered Caribbean islands.

    The eye of the hurricane is expected to pass near Dominica in the next few hours, according to the latest public advisory issued at 9 pm GMT.

    A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Puerto Rico, Culebra,and Vieques. Maria is likely to affect  Puerto Rico as “an extremely dangerous major hurricane,” according to the National Hurricane Center.

    It also adds that the possibility of a life threatening storm surge has increased for the Leeward and Virgin Islands.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/403724-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-evacuation/

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  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Islanders trapped as Hurricane Maria strengthens to category five storm


    The Prime Minister of Dominica, which is among the first to see the hurricane, tells how he was rescued from his flooded home.

    Hurricane Maria has intensified into an "extremely dangerous" category five storm as it bears down on the Caribbean.

    With maximum sustained winds of 160mph, the National Hurricane Centre says the storm is growing in strength as it approaches land.

    In the early hours of Tuesday, UK time, the hurricane had arrived on the former British colony of Dominica and looks set to target Puerto Rico and the island of Hispaniola, shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

    Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook that he could hear the sound of "merciless winds" ripping roofs from houses.

    Later he wrote: "My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding." Seven minutes later, he posted that he had been rescued.

    Up to 51cm (20 inches) of rain could drench the British and US Virgin Islands on Wednesday night, which is still recovering from Hurricane Irma.

    http://news.sky.com/story/islanders-trapped-as-hurricane-maria-strengthens-to-category-four-storm-11042675


    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer

  • OK People Its Time To Pay ATTENTION TO Maria

    from J7409     ( watch live weather map especially from  11:46)

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  • Hurricane Maria Lashes Dominica At Category 5, Headed Toward Puerto Rico (DAHB0007)


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  • Millions threatened as Hurricane Maria hurtles toward Puerto Rico MSNBC Highlights, Morning Joe

    19th September, 2017

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  • Where is Hurricane Maria heading? Mapping the path of destruction

    Track the route of the second powerful storm to hit the islands of the Caribbean this month

    Tuesday 19 September 2017 15.27 BST Last modified on Wednesday 20 September 2017 09.12 BST

    Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, is threatening the US and British Virgin Islands as well as Puerto Rico after it caused widespread devastation to the small island country of Dominica on Tuesday.

    Described as “extremely dangerous”, the storm hit Dominica as a category 5 hurricane, bringing fierce rain and maximum sustained winds of 155mph (250km/h).

    The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, has urged residents to brace for the storm’s arrival and seek refuge.


    link to tracking map

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2017/sep/19/where-is-hurricane-maria-heading-mapping-the-path-of-destruction



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  • HURRICANE MARIA Tracking CAT 5 160 MPH UPDATES 24/7 Hurricane JOSE, LEE Path WARNING New York

    ( Continuous - Live on youtube)

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  • HURRICANE MARIA FOOTAGE, DAMAGE CAUGHT ON CAMERA


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  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited September 20

    Island of Puerto Rico 'destroyed' by Hurricane Maria, officials say

    • By MARK OSBORNE
    • Morgan Winsor
    • JULIA JACOBO
    Sep 20, 2017, 3:58 PM ET
    Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
    ABC NEWS.GO.COM

    The island of Puerto Rico has been "destroyed" after Hurricane Maria made landfall there as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning, according to emergency officials.

    Puerto Rico's office of emergency management confirmed that 100 percent of the U.S. territory had lost power, noting that anyone with electricity was using a generator.

    Telecommunications throughout the island have "collapsed," Abner Gomez Cortes, executive director of Puerto Rico's office of emergency management and disaster administration, told ABC News.

    Cortes described Maria as an unprecedented storm, adding that the island had not seen a storm of that strength since 1928.

    PHOTO

    A hurricane task force for the U.S. Department of State is monitoring Maria's path in the Caribbean and will coordinate evacuations for U.S. citizens and provide aid on the ground, a State Department official told ABC News.

    Puerto Rico is still experiencing tropical storm force winds, so emergency services are waiting for winds to die down before heading out to assess the damage, Cortes said.

    More than 12,000 people are currently in shelters, and hospitals are now running on generators, Cortes said. Two hospitals -- one in Caguas and one in Bayamon -- have been damaged.

    No deaths have been reported so far. The expected flooding is the danger "that will take lives," Cortes said, advising residents not to venture out of their homes until Thursday because "it is not safe to go out and observe."

    "We will rebuild our island with federal and state fund, hard work and the spirit of all Puerto Ricans citizens," Cortes said.

    PHOTO Tourists flee from the rain on a beach in San Juan Puerto Rico Sept 19 2017 prior to the arrival of Hurricane MariaHector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
    Tourists flee from the rain on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 19, 2017, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria.more +

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced via Twitter that a curfew was in effect starting at 6 p.m.

    read more:

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/hurricane-maria-leaves-puerto-rico-power-striking/story?id=49971859



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  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited September 20

    Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico, Knocking Out All Power On The Island



    DAHB007


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  • Puerto Rico DIRECT HIT by Hurricane Maria… interview with Dane Wigington reveals “weather weaponization” may be the culprit

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by: Mike Adams

    Image Puerto Rico DIRECT HIT by Hurricane Maria interview with Dane Wigington reveals weather weaponization may be the culprit

    (Natural News) Puerto Rico has just received a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, a category-4 storm with 155 mph winds at its core. The “weather bombing” of the bankrupt U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is no random event, according to Geoengineering Watch analyst Dane Wigington. In an interview conducted yesterday — to be posted on Natural News in just a few days — Wigington detailed the evidence for “weather weaponization” technology that allows powerful nations to literally steer superstorms into their intended targets.

    “Local media is reporting that the Fajardo, Espíritu Santo and Rio Grande de Loiza rivers have all broken their bank,” reports the UK Express. “Terrified residents took to Twitter to reveal their accounts of eerie tsunami sirens blaring through the storm, signalling a possibly deadly storm surge of up to nine feet.”

    Millions of Puerto Ricans have lost power. “Hurricane Maria’s ferocious winds continued strafing Puerto Rico late Wednesday morning, shearing off roofs, cutting power to nearly the entire island and pushing rivers over their banks,” reports the Miami Herald. Rosita Galguerra is also quoted by the paper, saying, “The house is trembling – and my house is made of concrete with a concrete roof. The winds are like out of a horror movie and it’s gusts, gusts, gusts. The island is going to be completely destroyed.”

    read more:

    https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-20-puerto-rico-direct-hit-by-hurricane-maria-interview-with-dane-wigington-reveals-weather-weaponization-culprit.html




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  • MARIA SCARY
    From The Sun

    Hurricane Maria 2017 latest path, track and map, how badly was Dominica affected and what category is it?

    Hurricane Maria has strengthened and is following Irma's path of destruction across the Caribbean. The Category Four superstorm is now pummelling the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

    By Paul Harper
    20th September 2017, 1:45 pm
    Updated: 20th September 2017, 2:37 pm
    Comments

    HURRICANE Maria is following a similar path to its devastating forerunner Irma — and is now described as "extremely dangerous" and posing a "catastrophic" threat to those that stand in its way.

    The megastorm has already battered Dominica with Category Five 160mph winds and is now hurtling through the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico towards the Dominican Republic. Here's everything you need to know.


    Rex Features
    This infrared image of Hurricane Maria shows it ripping through the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday morning

    What is Hurricane Maria's latest path?

    The US and Caribbean have faced four major storms in the past month - Harvey, Irma, Jose and now Maria.

    The latest hurricane is currently producing devastating winds of over 160mph.

    The US National Hurricane Centre declared Maria has become a "major hurricane" after devastating the island of Dominica.

    The storm is following a similar path to Hurricane Irma, which devastated many Caribbean islands as well as striking southern Florida.

    The British Virgin Islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe, which were hit by Irma, are again in the firing line.

    And Florida could also be battered.

    As of 8am BST, the core of the storm — which slowed slightly to a still destructive Category Four — was over Puerto Rico after ripping through the British Virgin Islands.

    AccuWeather meteorologist Dave Samuhel told USA Today that Maria will pass “dangerously close” to the US east coast.

    "We may luck out and it turns north,” he said.

    "Unfortunately it looks like a blocking high-pressure system could force it into Florida.”


    EPA
    A NASA satellite photo showing Hurricane Maria as it approaches the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean

    What was the damage to Dominica?

    Maria's "intense" centre crashed into Dominica on Monday, September 18, bringing widespread devastation and reportedly leaving at least six people dead.

    Fierce winds and driving rain lashed the mountainous island for hours.

    Maria caused flooding and tore steel roofs from homes, while classed as an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm.

    Dominica's prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit said it wrought "widespread devastation" and the islanders had "lost all what money can buy and replace".

    He said in a Facebook post: "The winds have swept away the roofs of almost every person I have spoken to or otherwise made contact with."

    After a series of harrowing posts, he wrote: "My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding."

    Minutes later he posted that he had been rescued.

    The predicted path for Hurricane Maria
    The predicted path for Hurricane Maria

    Where is it now?

    The powerful storm is moving over the northeastern Caribbean Sea, through the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

    The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has issued a hurricane warning for British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat.

    Authorities in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico warned that people in "wooden or flimsy homes" should find somewhere safe before the storm.

    Hector Pesquera, the island's public safety commissioner, said: "You have to evacuate. Otherwise, you're going to die.

    "I don't know how to make this any clearer."


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4489531/hurricane-maria-latest-tracker-category-puerto-rico-update

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  • from AL.COM

    Hurricane Maria path: Forecast track for stronger Category 3 storm encouraging for continental U.S.

    Updated on September 21, 2017 at 1:09 PM Posted on September 21, 2017 at 6:16 AM
    Hurricane Maria has strengthened today as it tracks closer to the Turks and Caicos Islands and Bahamas National Hurricane Center
    Hurricane Maria has strengthened today as it tracks closer to the Turks and Caicos Islands and Bahamas. (National Hurricane Center)

    A stronger Hurricane Maria continued to batter the Dominican Republic on Thursday and is expected to lash the Turks and Caicos Islands later tonight.

    But the continental U.S. may be spared a visit from the Category 3 hurricane if the latest model forecasts are to be believed.

    The eye of Hurricane Maria was moving just to the north of the Dominican Republic on Thursday NWS
    The eye of Hurricane Maria was moving just to the north of the Dominican Republic on Thursday. (NWS)

    As of the 1 p.m. CDT Thursday advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Maria was located about 135 miles southeast of Grand Turk Island and was moving northwest at 9 mph.

    Maria is a Category 3 hurricane, and its sustained winds rose to 120 mph on Thursday afternoon. The hurricane center said Maria could get stronger in the next few days.

    The hurricane center's official forecast track shows Maria at Category 3 or higher intensity through Friday.

    Forecasters expect Maria to stay on a northwest path through tonight, then turn to the north-northwest on Friday.

    READ MORE:
    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/hurricane_maria_path_forecast.html

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  • "Whole Towns Have Been Wiped Out" Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica; Death Toll Climbs To 15


    Sep 21, 2017 11:34 AM

    Update (1:00 pm ET): The prime minister of Dominica says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 15, with 20 people still missing, according to the Associated Press. He expects the death toll in the island's villages to rise.

    * * *

    In a testament to the sheer power of Hurricane Maria, the most destructive storm to hit the Caribbean in nearly a century, civilization on the tiny island of Dominica was essentially wiped out after Maria – then a category 5 storm – battered the island with 160 mph gusts, leveling whole towns and wiping out the island’s electricity and communications infrastructure.

    The death toll on the island has climbed to 7 – but a complete count of casualties likely won’t be possible for at least a few more days, as the island’s shaken residents sift through the debris and contemplate what to do now that everything they and their neighbors owned has been destroyed.

    When CNN flew over the island to survey the damage, it captured startling footage depicting whole villages decimated and thousands of trees snapped in half across the island. Houses ripped open. Evidence of numerous landslides.

    The island’s agriculture-based economy has been totally wiped out. As CNN points out, the complete destruction of the island’s economy will compound the damage wrought by the storm by hopelessly complicating the recovery effort. Officials of nearby islands confirmed that the only electricity available on the island is coming from backup generators and car batteries.

    read more:
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-21/whole-towns-have-been-wiped-out-hurricane-maria-devastates-tiny-caribbean-island-dom

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  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited September 24

    Tropical Storm Maria

    Last Updated: 9/24/2017, 1:00:00 PM (E. Australia Standard Time)

    • Location: 27 N 72.5 W
    • Movement: N at 8 mph
    • Wind: 115 mph
    • Pressure: 27.82 in

    Maria
    https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/tropical-storm-maria

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  • Island of Puerto Rico 'destroyed' by Hurricane Maria

    ABC News

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  • Hurricane Maria Lashing the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico Dries Out; U.S. Rip Current, High Surf Threat

    By Chris Dolce, Brian Donegan, Jonathan Erdman and Linda Lam
    Sep 21 2017 10:45 PM EDT
    weather.com

    Hurricane Maria Lashing Dominican Republic

    A look to where Hurricane Maria is heading next. 

    Story Highlights

    Maria is now spreading its damaging winds, flooding rain and storm-surge impacts into the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos.

    Rain and runoff are still contributing to a flood threat in Puerto Rico.

    Maria will approach the southeast Bahamas early Friday before moving into the Atlantic.

    Maria is likely to bring high surf and rip currents to the U.S. East Coast starting this weekend.

    Hurricane Maria, a major hurricane, continues to lash the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos with heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge as major flooding continues in Puerto Rico. Conditions are deteriorating in the southeast Bahamas as Maria approaches.

    Maria is likely to bring high surf and dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast this weekend into next week. The center of Maria should remain well to the east of the Southeast coast through the next five days.

    Hurricane Maria is currently located about 90 miles north-northeast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic or about 65 miles east-southeast of Grand Turk Island, and is moving northwest at near 8 mph.

    (INTERACTIVE LOOP: Track Maria Now)


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  • Hurricane Maria eyes Bahamas after lashing Turks and Caicos

    By Joe Sterling, Euan McKirdy, Leyla Santiago and Nick Valencia, CNN

    Updated 3:43 PM ET, Fri September 22, 2017

    maria 12a
    maria 12a

    Story highlights

    • Dangerous storm surge expected in Turks and Caicos and parts of Bahamas
    • Maria to move closer to US East Coast, Bermuda next week

    San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN)The Turks and Caicos Islands felt Hurricane Maria's wrath Friday as the storm hurtled through the Caribbean while still causing trouble on Puerto Rico after its landfall two days earlier.

    The storm knocked out power in Puerto Rico, a US commonwealth of more than 3 million people, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said. And it could be months before the electricity returns.
    A gradual weakening of Maria is forecast over the next two days, but the Category 3 hurricane still socked the Turks and Caicos, a British overseas territory of more than 52,000 people.
    Maria's core moved away from the Turks and Caicos in a north-northwestward direction and was expected to pass northeast and east of the Bahamas through Sunday, the center said in its 2 p.m. advisory.

    Read more:
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/americas/hurricane-maria-turks-and-caicos-bahamas/index.html

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  • from  Express UK

    HURRICANE Maria thrashed the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas with destructive gales and up to 12 foot storm surge today as heavy rain continues to fall over Puerto Rico.

    PUBLISHED: 18:55, Fri, Sep 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 18:55, Fri, Sep 22, 2017

    Hurricane Maria Latest path map from the NHC NOAANHC/NOAA

    Hurricane Maria: The raging cyclone moved pas the Turks and Caicos Islands in the latest NOAA update

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/857314/hurricane-maria-path-track-models-noaa-update-turks-caicos-puerto-rico-live-tracking

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  • Hurricane Maria path update: Track shifts westward, raising concern for U.S. East Coast

    Updated on September 23, 2017 at 10:19 AM Posted on September 23, 2017 at 7:27 AM
    from AL.com
    Hurricane Maria is expected to move northward over the next few days But the question has become how close will it get to the East Coast National Hurricane Center
    Hurricane Maria is expected to move northward over the next few days. But the question has become how close will it get to the East Coast? (National Hurricane Center)

    Hurricane Maria continued to move northward and away from the Bahamas on Saturday as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds.

    As of the 10 a.m. CDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Maria was located about 320 miles east of Nassau in the Bahamas and was moving north-northwest at 8 mph.

    Hurricane Maria is moving away from the Bahamas on Saturday Far to the north is whats left of Hurricane Jose NWS
    Hurricane Maria is moving away from the Bahamas on Saturday. Far to the north is what's left of Hurricane Jose. (NWS)

    All tropical storm and hurricane warnings have been dropped of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. But does that mean that the threat from Maria is over?

    No, according to the National Hurricane Center. It could actually be increasing for parts of the U.S. East Coast.

    The hurricane center added a caution on Saturday for those in North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic states to keep an eye on Maria and said "it is becoming increasingly likely that some direct impacts will occur along portions of the coast next week."

    read more:
    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/hurricane_maria_path_update_ma.html

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  • Hurricane Maria is moving up US East Coast and some areas are issuing storm watches

    Published 11 Hours Ago CNBC.com
    Hurricane Maria is shown in the Atlantic Ocean in this NOAAs GOES East satellite image as it strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane just east of the Leeward Islands at 1045 am EDT 1445 UTC on September 18 2017
    Source: NOAA
    Hurricane Maria is shown in the Atlantic Ocean in this NOAA's GOES East satellite image as it strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane just east of the Leeward Islands at 10:45 a.m. EDT (1445 UTC) on September 18, 2017.

    Hurricane Maria moved up the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, bringing storm and surge watches for part of the North Carolina Coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

    After laying waste to the Caribbean and plunging Puerto Rico into darkness and turmoil, the storm is set to make its presence known on parts of the eastern seaboard.

    "A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the coast of North Carolina from Surf City northward to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds," said a public advisory issued by the NHC.

    "A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout northward to Duck."

    A Tropical Storm watch means storm conditions are possible in the next 48 hours, while a Surge Watch means life threatening flooding is possible in the same amount of time.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/24/hurricane-maria-is-moving-up-us-east-coast-and-some-areas-are-issuing-storm-watches.html

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  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited September 25

    Hurricane Maria to deliver glancing blow to North Carolina this week

    By Renee Duff, AccuWeather meteorologist
    September 25, 2017, 2:47:32 PM EDT


    Hurricane Maria will come close enough to North Carolina to trigger gusty winds and rain, while unleashing dangerous seas elsewhere along the East Coast this week.

    Maria, currently a Category 1 hurricane, will continue to track to the north-northwest away from the Caribbean early this week.

    Static Maria Track Map 11 am Mon


    “Early this week, Maria will not be a threat to land," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said. "However, during the middle of the week, Maria may move rather close to the Outer Banks of North Carolina."

    The eye of Maria is forecast to pass about 150 miles east of the Outer Banks on Wednesday. The core of the storm with hurricane force wind will stay offshore with only a slight chance of landfall.
    http://crisisforums.org/discussion/52990/hurricane-maria-latest-updates-puerto-rico-direct-hit#latest

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