Hurricane Maria batters Caribbean, one dead, two missing in Guadeloupe

Hurricane Maria path map

After hitting Dominica, Maria weakened to Category 4 and continued northwest, with the eye of the storm passing south of the French island of Guadeloupe, before regaining strength.

Hurricane Maria's winds hit a sustained 175 miles per hour as the the storm rolled through the northeastern Caribbean in route toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The center said it was expected to remain an "extremely dangerous" category 4 or 5 hurricane when it passes near or over the Virgin Islands overnight, and Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

A hurricane warning is in effect for the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern Bahamas.

"Maria is likely to affect the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by midweek as a risky major hurricane".

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to say, "Be careful, our hearts are with you".

Maria is the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years.

Officials said almost 2,800 people had arrived at shelters across the island, with 105 pets, by late Tuesday.

Your First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor Hurricanes Jose and Maria in the Atlantic Ocean.

"We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds", he said.

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Texas suffered historic flooding late last month as a result of Hurricane Harvey, while Hurricane Irma devastated Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and parts of Florida.

It's still to early to know if the storm will impact the East Coast of the US and more specifically, the Carolinas.

He expects the entire island to lose power and be in a blackout for days.

"In Martinique, reconnaissance operations are still underway but already we can see that there is no significant damage", Jacques Witkowski, France's head of civil protection and crisis response, told a news briefing in Paris.

"We have lost all what money can buy and replace", Dominica's premier Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook, saying there were initial reports of "widespread devastation". "My dad. My sister", she said, as she held her phone, unable to reach them.

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