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Hurricane Maria Location: Where Is Hurricane Maria Right Now?

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Hurricane Maria has intensified to a Category 4 storm, and is looking to strike Dominica this Monday night, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. The eye of the storm is expected to pass over Dominica tonight. But as of an hour ago, Maria was spinning 45 miles east-south-east of Dominica and 35 miles north east of Martinique. According to forecasters, Maria is moving towards Dominica at 9 mph.

Maria may strike Puerto Rico on Wednesday. As a result of the impending hurricane, evacuation orders have been issued in parts of the island. “This storm promises to be catastrophic for our island,” said Ernesto Morales with the U.S. National Weather Service in San Juan. “All of Puerto Rico will experience hurricane force winds.”

The U.S. Virgin Island is expected to receive very strong winds and as much as two feet of rain from Maria. By Thursday, Maria is predicted to head through the Turks & Caicos islands. But by the time Maria gets there, she’s predicted to diminish in strength.

The Leeward and U.S. Virgin Islands may be hit with 6-9 feet tall storm surges. Up to 25 inches of rain is expected in the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands.

The storm is expected to gain strength within the next 24 hours, and may increase to a Category 5 storm, with sustained winds as high as 155 mph. Maria is growing rapidly; in a 24-hour period she went from a tropical storm to a full blown Category 4 hurricane.

According to spaghetti maps, Maria may even head into Florida much like Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Maria Location: Where Is Hurricane Maria Right Now?

Presently, Maria is spinning ever closer to the island of Dominica. As of an hour ago, the hurricane was recorded as being 45 miles east-south-east of Dominica and 35 miles north east of Martinique.

Hurricane Maria Location: Where Is Hurricane Maria Right Now?









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