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Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall on Puerto Rico

20 Sep 2017, 3:29 am

Maria officially made landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Wednesday morning as a category 4 hurricane.

 

The National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan said that this is the strongest storm for Puerto Rico since the 1920s.

Maria had the tenth lowest pressure recorded in the Atlantic basin when making landfall, according to the NWS.

 

As Maria made landfall, maximum sustained winds were 155 miles per hour. Just before landfall, a wind gust of 91 miles per hour was reported in San Juan.

Here’s what those living in Puerto Rico can expect as Hurricane Maria continues to move over Puerto Rico.

As #Maria continues to move onshore Puerto Rico, here are some of the impacts expected.

WeatherNation 发布于 2017年9月20日

 

WeatherNation’s Josh Morgerman described what it was like as Maria was making landfall.

 

The National Weather Service in San Juan spoke to WeatherNation just before landfall and urged residents to stay inside, saying they haven’t seen a system like this in 90 years.

 

You can listen to the full interview here:


Continue to stay with WeatherNation for the very latest on Hurricane Maria. 

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