‘Deadly’ Hurricane Maria hit the small Caribbean island of Dominica on 19th of September as a Category 5 storm, as per National Hurricane Center (NHC). Then it made landfall in Puerto Rico with a catastrophic wind speed of 155 mph on Wednesday, 20th of September as a Category 4 storm and left 100 percent of Puerto Rico without power. Maria is the strongest hurricane which directly hit Puerto Rico since 1932.Forecasters forewarned that the powerful hurricane would hit to Puerto Rico early Wednesday, then move on to the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where it could batter people already staggering in Hurricane Irma’s unfortunate after-effects.
The devastating hurricane has already left seven people dead on the island of Dominica, and at least one death had been reported in Puerto Rico. A spokesperson for the Puerto Rico State Agency for Emergency and Disaster Management said that electricity was knocked out across the entire Island, and it could take months to fully restore power. Speculations are there that Hurricane Maria could be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico’s history.
Here are 5 reasons why Hurricane Maria may be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico’s history-