Storm Maria: Forceful Hurricane Knocks Out Power To All Of Puerto Rico

Before striking Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria’s eye clipped the edge of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria raked across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years, ripping roofs off buildings, filling homes with water and knocking out power to the entire population.
President Trump on Sunday declared emergencies in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in advance of Maria.
“An employee of a hardware store boards up the windows and doors of the store on Tuesday in Loiza, Puerto Rico.
Recovery efforts in Puerto Rico could be hampered by long-standing financial problems that led the territorial government to file for a form of bankruptcy in May.

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