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Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Catastrophic Flooding in Puerto Rico

President Trump said on Wednesday that he had “never seen” winds like the ones generated by Hurricane Maria as it made landfall in Puerto Rico.Continue reading the main story“We have a big one going right now — I’ve never seen winds like this — in Puerto Rico,” he said as he entered a meeting in New York with King Abdullah II of Jordan. “You take a look at what’s happening there, and it’s just one after another.”Late Wednesday, the White House declared the United States Virgin Islands a disaster area, to make federal funding available for residents of St. Croix.The king extended his “condolences” to residents in the path of the three storms that have hit the United States over the last several weeks, adding, “For us sitting on the outside, looking at how the Americans came together at a difficult time is really an example to everybody else.”On CNN, Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said that the agency was well positioned to help on Puerto Rico and on the United States Virgin Islands. Mr. […]

Hurricane Maria Strikes and Puerto Rico Goes Dark

Such was the sentiment across the island as the barrage of howling gusts and pounding rain did not cease from the early morning until evening.Francisco Ramirez, 23, weathered the storm inside the convenience store of a gas station in Guaynabo. […]

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Puerto Rico Suffers a Direct Hit With Worries of Floods

Federal officials say they are prepared to helpPresident Trump said on Wednesday that he had “never seen” winds like the ones generated by Hurricane Maria as it made landfall in Puerto Rico.Continue reading the main story“We have a big one going right now — I’ve never seen winds like this — in Puerto Rico,” he said as he entered a meeting in New York with King Abdullah II of Jordan. “You take a look at what’s happening there, and it’s just one after another.”The king extended his “condolences” to residents in the path of the three storms that have hit the United States over the last several weeks, adding, “For us sitting on the outside, looking at how the Americans came together at a difficult time, is really an example to everybody else.”Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyThank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters.On CNN, Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said that the agency was well positioned to help in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.Mr. Long confirmed that both areas had fragile power systems. “It’s going to be a very frustrating event to get the power back on,” he said.‘There was howling in every part of this house,’ said a St. Croix residentResidents of the Virgin Islands, whose homes were damaged by Irma two weeks ago, had been urged to find new shelters to ride out Maria.The storm began pounding the Virgin Islands on Tuesday evening, and a flash-flood alert was sent to residents’ cellphones at 10:05 p.m., Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp of the United States Virgin Islands said. He had warned that hurricane-strength winds were likely to batter the islands until Wednesday morning.The core of the storm passed south of the Virgin Islands, with the outer eyewall lashing St […]

Puerto Rico Braces for ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Hit by Hurricane Maria

PhotoEmpty businesses along Avenida Munoz Rivera in San Juan, P.R., as residents prepared on Tuesday for a direct hit from Hurricane Maria.Credit Alex Wroblewski/Getty ImagesSAN JUAN, P.R. — Almost two weeks after being grazed as Hurricane Irma battered other islands in the Caribbean, the residents of Puerto Rico were bracing for a potentially devastating sequel: a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, which could be the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the island in close to a century.After slicing through the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe, Maria, described as “potentially catastrophic” by the National Hurricane Center, was moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour over the northeastern Caribbean Sea, with maximum sustained winds of 175 m.p.h., at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday. […]