Tracking Hurricane Maria
As Hurricane Maria makes its way through the Caribbean, we’ll be tracking its progress and impact.
The system passed directly over Dominica on Monday night and Tuesday morning leaving several houses without roofs.
It then brushed Martinique before passing 43.5 miles south of Guadeloupe where there is a communications blackout.
The latest on Hurricane Maria:
There are unconfirmed reports of deaths in Dominica.
Six deaths, Unconfirmed reports from Dominica https://t.co/eZB5qCMQQp
CDEMA/RSS Recon Overflight confirm significant damage in Dominica.#HurricaneMaría
— Rogelio Sierra Díaz (@RogelioSierraD) September 19, 2017
Gov. Rossello says Maria will be much more damaging than Irma, and that Puerto Rico will need “help from all our fellow citizens.” pic.twitter.com/7plArDgDGb
The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are beginning to feel Maria’s wrath.
BREAKING: Potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Maria lashing Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with rain.
Guadeloupe has reported the first death from Hurricane Maria.
BREAKING: First death attributed to Hurricane Maria as officials report fatality on French island of Guadeloupe.
Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit appealed for help from the international community but it is not yet known just how extensive the damage is.
Maria remained a Category 5 Hurricane at 11 a.m.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris has urged residents to stay indoors until the system passes.