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Hurricane Maria causing havoc in Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria has made landfall in Puerto Rico and is causing severe damage across the area. 

The center of the storm is currently located over Puerto Rico and is moving north at about 12 miles per hour. Officials do expect the center to be offshore before the end of Wednesday.

Winds have reached a maximum of about 140 miles per hour which classifies Maria as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm is expected to remain this dangerous through Thursday and Friday.

The storm is expected to move past North and South Carolina and Virginia around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The winds affecting those locations are expected to be around 10 miles per hour.

This morning the government of France has discontinued the Tropical Storm warning for St. Martin and St. Barthelemy, along with the warning for St. Maarten.

Still currently in effect is a warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques, Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Puerto Plata, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas.

A Tropical Warning is in effect for the Dominican Republic west of Puerto Plata to the northern border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.



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including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor
products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast
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