Hurricane Maria now Cat 5, aims for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

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    There really SHOULD be a category 6, since 185 is 28 MPH higher than low Cat 5.
     
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    There are millions of Americans in its path
     
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    So....how do you solve a problem like Maria?

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    In case this, run!
     
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    Shoot guns at it!
     
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    Good idea. How about an equal and opposite hurricane?? Name it Mario. :idea:
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/hurricane...ategory-4-105007197--abc-news-topstories.html

    Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Maria has caused severe damage to infrastructure in the U.S. territory. A Category 4 storm has not hit the island since 1932.

    Rossello told local newspaper El Nuevo Dia, which streamed the telephone interview live on Facebook, that much of the island was without power. Windows had shattered, rivers were overflowing and trees had fallen, he said.

    Maria was moving at 12 mph and the storm's eye was located about 25 miles west of San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, as of 11 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center.
     
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    Maria leaves behind trail of death, destruction in Caribbean
    Maria did severe damage to multiple Caribbean islands over the past 36 hours, including Dominica, Guadeloupe and the Virgin Islands.

    Officials in Guadeloupe announced Wednesday that two people were killed and two others were missing due to the storm.

    Hartley Henry, an adviser to Dominica's prime minister, told reporters via WhatsApp on Wednesday that several people have died and the death toll "will rise" as officials continue to assess the widespread damage on the tiny island. Dominica has suffered a "tremendous loss of housing and public buildings" since the storm hit, ripping off roofs and tearing doors from hinges. The island's main general hospital "took a beating" and "patient care has been compromised," he said.

    "The country is in a daze -- no electricity, no running water," Henry said via a WhatsApp message. "In summary, the island has been devastated."
     

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