Hurricane Maria strengthened into a Category 5 storm on Monday as it hammered the small Caribbean island of Dominica, ripping the roof off the prime minister's house and several other homes with winds reaching 160 miles per hour. One death has been reported on the nearby island of Guadeloupe, where a resident was killed by a falling tree, while two other people have been reported missing there.
Meanwhile, the AP reports that Puerto Rico is “destined for a hit” as early as today “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations." Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló also warned residents Tuesday night that “there’s still time [to evacuate]…but people need to move fast.” President Trump has declared a state of emergency for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, but it's not yet clear what impact the storm might have on Florida and other states.
Source: AP News