Howling winds and heavy rains whipped across Puerto Rico on September 20 after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island as a Category 4 storm that morning. The National Weather Service issued extreme wind and flash flood warnings as the storm was about to make landfall. The storm crossed the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 hurricane before weakening slightly but remaining extremely dangerous. This video was described as showing conditions in Puerto Nuevo, a neighborhood in the capital city of San Juan.
One of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and doors, toppling cell towers and unleashing heavy flooding. Maria, which left at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph (250 kph). The storm later weakened slightly to a Category 3 major hurricane as it's centre moved offshore of the island's northwest coast. Amateur video shot during Maria's onslaught showed winds and rain lashing the capital San Juan, with overturned cars visible in the floodwater.
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, September 20, bringing with it heavy rain and high winds. The National Weather Service issued extreme wind and flash flood warnings as the storm was about to make landfall. The storm crossed the US Virgin Islands as a Category 5 hurricane before weakening slightly but remaining extremely dangerous. This video shows the wind and rain in San Juan
Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage to the Caribbean island of Dominica after it made landfall as a category 5 storm late on Monday, September 18. Aerial footage filmed by the Regional Security System (RSS) shows collapsed buildings and debris on the island. NOTE: There is no audio.
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico early on September 20, bringing extreme wind and rain to the region, local media reported. The National Hurricane Center warned that Maria would hit the southeastern Puerto Rico after passing over the Caribbean island of St Croix. A hurricane warning also remained in effect for the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
Officials in Guadeloupe said the French island would probably experience heavy flooding on Tuesday, as Hurricane Maria threatened Caribbean islands already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Video emerged from the airport in Pointe-à-Pitre showing high winds from the monster storm's approach.