Reasons Why Hurricane Maria could be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico's history

5 Reasons Why Hurricane Maria could be the most destructive storm in Puerto Rico’s history!

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‘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-

1. Maria is Puerto Rico’s most dangerous storm since 1932 on record. It is now stronger than Hurricane Irma, by minimum central air pressure, and can still restore its status of Category 5 . Hurricane Irma was the most intense Category 5 Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005.

2. Before Hurricane Maria, direct hits of powerful hurricanes were a rarity in Puerto Rico, but now the island is out of luck.

3. National Hurricane Center warned that there are no obstacles to stop Hurricane Maria in an effective way before it heads to the Virgin Islands, and then moves to Puerto Rico .

4. Hurricane Maria has already broken all the previous records, within 15 hours it achieved Category 1 to a Category 5 intensity status making it one of the fastest intensifying hurricanes in the satellite record history

5. If storm maintains its Category 5 intensity, it would mean that Maria would be the most powerful and intense storm to hit Puerto Rico since 1928.

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