Hurricane Maria Hits San Juan, Island Is 100 Percent Without Electricity


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Hurricane Maria hit San Juan, Puerto Rico, earlier this morning and is continuing to keep the island under her wrath this afternoon. As of 12:45 p.m. Eastern, the entire island was without power as Maria’s high winds took over.

Maria is currently 15 miles east southeast of Arecibo in Puerto Rico, traveling northwest at 12 mph. Although she has weakened a bit as she has gone over land, she has picked up speed and is still a very powerful, dangerous storm.

Although San Juan, the largest city in the country, is still feeling impacts from this storm, the worst is over for residents living there.

“The eyewall of Maria, while disrupted by the mountainous terrain, continues to carve through Puerto Rico, passing just south and west of San Juan, lashing the capital with eyewall winds,” The Weather Channel reports.