Hurricane Maria is set to hit Puerto Rico after it made its first landfall in Dominica causing “widespread devastation”.
The huge storm made landfall as a Category five hurricane in Dominica with the strength of Maria wearing slightly.
The US territory of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands are now in Hurricane Maria’s path, and a chief meteorologist has claimed they could be worst hit.
Chris Zelman said: “Alright, we do have Hurricane Maria out there, it did get up to Category five status and made a direct impact on the island of Dominica and continues as a major hurricane with 155mph winds.
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“It is unfortunately forecast to strike Puerto Rico as a powerful Category four, even five Hurricane. Not great news.
“One of the best things we can see here is that this turn to the north is happening sooner and sooner with each National Hurricane Centre forecast.
“So now, not even effecting the Bahamas that much. And the east coast [of the US] maybe spared.
“There’s still an outside chance that the outer banks of north Carolina still could be affected by this system. But it looks like better news for the eastern seaborne.
Unfortunately, the worst possible news for Puerto Rico
“Unfortunately, the worst possible news for Puerto Rico.”
Speaking on Monday, the Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told USA Today about the extreme conditions