Hurricane Maria Now Cat 5

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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

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