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