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1-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria Making Landfall in Puerto Rico

20 Sep 2018, 10:07 am

It was one year ago today that Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, bringing devastating impacts to the island. Even a year later, people on the island are still trying to recover from the storm.

Meteorologist Matt Monroe has more on Hurricane Maria and its impacts on the island.

 

Maria Stats:

Maria made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour

Maria was the strongest hurricane to make landfall since 1932

Parts of Puerto Rico measured 30 inches of rain in one day, equal to the amount that Houston received over three days during Hurricane Harvey

Winds were strong enough to damage National Weather Service sensors across the island

The storm knocks out power to the entire island

 

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