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Tropical Storm Maria is expected to become a hurricane by the end of Sunday and has Haiti in its path. Haiti, which sits on the west side of Hispaniola was already hit by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts that Maria will reach the Leeward Islands by Monday night and could reach Haiti by Friday.

The 2 p.m. ET cone track from the NHC shows Maria reaching Hispaniola, the island Haiti shares with the Domincan Republic, by early Friday morning after it passes Puerto Rico. The latest public advisory reports that Maria is 405 miles 655 km) southeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

The storm has maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. Once it reaches 74 mph, it will be classified as a hurricane. There are no hurricane or tropical storm watches in effect for Haiti at this point. The Weather Channel forecasts that Haiti could see the effects of the storm Thursday, before Maria itself reaches Hispaniola.

Hurricane Maria continues to gain strength as it moves through the Caribbean. The island of St. Lucia was prepared for the hurricane, which has passed over it already. St. Lucia’s Tropical Storm warning was discontinued Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Maria continues moving west and is now a Category 4 hurricane, battering Puerto Rico.

St. Lucia was among the islands under a tropical storm warning . This means “that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.” However, as the U.S. National Hurricane Center notes , the tropical storm warning has been discontinued.

The 8 a.m. ET Wednesday public advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Maria is 15 miles (30 km) south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is moving at 10 mph (17 kmh) and has maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (240 kmh).

An earlier version of this interactive incorrectly attributed an estimate of the death toll in Puerto Rico in the days after Hurricane Maria. The figure was from the Center for Investigative Journalism, not the Center for Puerto Rican Studies of the City University of New York, which was credited with migration estimates in a Center for Investigative Journalism report. That report later clarified the distinction.

Tropical Storm Maria is expected to become a hurricane by the end of Sunday and has Haiti in its path. Haiti, which sits on the west side of Hispaniola was already hit by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts that Maria will reach the Leeward Islands by Monday night and could reach Haiti by Friday.

The 2 p.m. ET cone track from the NHC shows Maria reaching Hispaniola, the island Haiti shares with the Domincan Republic, by early Friday morning after it passes Puerto Rico. The latest public advisory reports that Maria is 405 miles 655 km) southeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

The storm has maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. Once it reaches 74 mph, it will be classified as a hurricane. There are no hurricane or tropical storm watches in effect for Haiti at this point. The Weather Channel forecasts that Haiti could see the effects of the storm Thursday, before Maria itself reaches Hispaniola.

Hurricane Maria continues to gain strength as it moves through the Caribbean. The island of St. Lucia was prepared for the hurricane, which has passed over it already. St. Lucia’s Tropical Storm warning was discontinued Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Maria continues moving west and is now a Category 4 hurricane, battering Puerto Rico.

St. Lucia was among the islands under a tropical storm warning . This means “that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.” However, as the U.S. National Hurricane Center notes , the tropical storm warning has been discontinued.

The 8 a.m. ET Wednesday public advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Maria is 15 miles (30 km) south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is moving at 10 mph (17 kmh) and has maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (240 kmh).

Tropical Storm Maria is expected to become a hurricane by the end of Sunday and has Haiti in its path. Haiti, which sits on the west side of Hispaniola was already hit by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts that Maria will reach the Leeward Islands by Monday night and could reach Haiti by Friday.

The 2 p.m. ET cone track from the NHC shows Maria reaching Hispaniola, the island Haiti shares with the Domincan Republic, by early Friday morning after it passes Puerto Rico. The latest public advisory reports that Maria is 405 miles 655 km) southeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

The storm has maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. Once it reaches 74 mph, it will be classified as a hurricane. There are no hurricane or tropical storm watches in effect for Haiti at this point. The Weather Channel forecasts that Haiti could see the effects of the storm Thursday, before Maria itself reaches Hispaniola.

Hurricane Maria continues to gain strength as it moves through the Caribbean. The island of St. Lucia was prepared for the hurricane, which has passed over it already. St. Lucia’s Tropical Storm warning was discontinued Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Maria continues moving west and is now a Category 4 hurricane, battering Puerto Rico.

St. Lucia was among the islands under a tropical storm warning . This means “that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.” However, as the U.S. National Hurricane Center notes , the tropical storm warning has been discontinued.

The 8 a.m. ET Wednesday public advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Maria is 15 miles (30 km) south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is moving at 10 mph (17 kmh) and has maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (240 kmh).

An earlier version of this interactive incorrectly attributed an estimate of the death toll in Puerto Rico in the days after Hurricane Maria. The figure was from the Center for Investigative Journalism, not the Center for Puerto Rican Studies of the City University of New York, which was credited with migration estimates in a Center for Investigative Journalism report. That report later clarified the distinction.

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Hurricane Maria may still be hundreds of miles away from the Florida coast, but that doesn’t mean meteorologists are taking the threat of this massive storm lightly.

"We may luck out and it turns north before reaching Florida," AccuWeather meteorologist Dave Samuhel told USA Today .  "Unfortunately, it looks like blocking high pressure could force it into Florida. Definitely something we are watching."

The storm, which intensified to a category 3 on Monday, is packing a major punch with sustained winds of of 120 mph and gusts of 150 mph.

Tropical Storm Maria is expected to become a hurricane by the end of Sunday and has Haiti in its path. Haiti, which sits on the west side of Hispaniola was already hit by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts that Maria will reach the Leeward Islands by Monday night and could reach Haiti by Friday.

The 2 p.m. ET cone track from the NHC shows Maria reaching Hispaniola, the island Haiti shares with the Domincan Republic, by early Friday morning after it passes Puerto Rico. The latest public advisory reports that Maria is 405 miles 655 km) southeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

The storm has maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. Once it reaches 74 mph, it will be classified as a hurricane. There are no hurricane or tropical storm watches in effect for Haiti at this point. The Weather Channel forecasts that Haiti could see the effects of the storm Thursday, before Maria itself reaches Hispaniola.

Tropical Storm Maria is expected to become a hurricane by the end of Sunday and has Haiti in its path. Haiti, which sits on the west side of Hispaniola was already hit by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts that Maria will reach the Leeward Islands by Monday night and could reach Haiti by Friday.

The 2 p.m. ET cone track from the NHC shows Maria reaching Hispaniola, the island Haiti shares with the Domincan Republic, by early Friday morning after it passes Puerto Rico. The latest public advisory reports that Maria is 405 miles 655 km) southeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

The storm has maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. Once it reaches 74 mph, it will be classified as a hurricane. There are no hurricane or tropical storm watches in effect for Haiti at this point. The Weather Channel forecasts that Haiti could see the effects of the storm Thursday, before Maria itself reaches Hispaniola.

Hurricane Maria continues to gain strength as it moves through the Caribbean. The island of St. Lucia was prepared for the hurricane, which has passed over it already. St. Lucia’s Tropical Storm warning was discontinued Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Maria continues moving west and is now a Category 4 hurricane, battering Puerto Rico.

St. Lucia was among the islands under a tropical storm warning . This means “that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.” However, as the U.S. National Hurricane Center notes , the tropical storm warning has been discontinued.

The 8 a.m. ET Wednesday public advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Maria is 15 miles (30 km) south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is moving at 10 mph (17 kmh) and has maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (240 kmh).

An earlier version of this interactive incorrectly attributed an estimate of the death toll in Puerto Rico in the days after Hurricane Maria. The figure was from the Center for Investigative Journalism, not the Center for Puerto Rican Studies of the City University of New York, which was credited with migration estimates in a Center for Investigative Journalism report. That report later clarified the distinction.

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Tropical Storm Maria is expected to become a hurricane by the end of Sunday and has Haiti in its path. Haiti, which sits on the west side of Hispaniola was already hit by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts that Maria will reach the Leeward Islands by Monday night and could reach Haiti by Friday.

The 2 p.m. ET cone track from the NHC shows Maria reaching Hispaniola, the island Haiti shares with the Domincan Republic, by early Friday morning after it passes Puerto Rico. The latest public advisory reports that Maria is 405 miles 655 km) southeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

The storm has maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. Once it reaches 74 mph, it will be classified as a hurricane. There are no hurricane or tropical storm watches in effect for Haiti at this point. The Weather Channel forecasts that Haiti could see the effects of the storm Thursday, before Maria itself reaches Hispaniola.

Hurricane Maria continues to gain strength as it moves through the Caribbean. The island of St. Lucia was prepared for the hurricane, which has passed over it already. St. Lucia’s Tropical Storm warning was discontinued Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Maria continues moving west and is now a Category 4 hurricane, battering Puerto Rico.

St. Lucia was among the islands under a tropical storm warning . This means “that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.” However, as the U.S. National Hurricane Center notes , the tropical storm warning has been discontinued.

The 8 a.m. ET Wednesday public advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Maria is 15 miles (30 km) south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is moving at 10 mph (17 kmh) and has maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (240 kmh).

An earlier version of this interactive incorrectly attributed an estimate of the death toll in Puerto Rico in the days after Hurricane Maria. The figure was from the Center for Investigative Journalism, not the Center for Puerto Rican Studies of the City University of New York, which was credited with migration estimates in a Center for Investigative Journalism report. That report later clarified the distinction.

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Hurricane Maria may still be hundreds of miles away from the Florida coast, but that doesn’t mean meteorologists are taking the threat of this massive storm lightly.

"We may luck out and it turns north before reaching Florida," AccuWeather meteorologist Dave Samuhel told USA Today .  "Unfortunately, it looks like blocking high pressure could force it into Florida. Definitely something we are watching."

The storm, which intensified to a category 3 on Monday, is packing a major punch with sustained winds of of 120 mph and gusts of 150 mph.

The "extremely dangerous" Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico this morning, with sustained winds raging at up to 155 mph (250 k/h), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). 

As of 8 a.m. ET, the hurricane's eye was over southeast Puerto Rico and winds had died down to a still-menacing 150 mph (240 km/h), the NHC reported. Hurricane Maria is the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since 1932, according to news reports. The storm hit southeast Puerto Rico, near the city of Yabucoa, CNN reported.

Evacuation orders were called for four areas in Puerto Rico on Tuesday (Sept. 18), ABC News reported . Thousands of people had sought refuge from the storm in shelters, according to the island's governor: "As of 2:30 a.m. we count 10,059 refugees and 189 pets (in shelters)," Ricardo Rosselló, wrote in a tweet today, as reported by CNN . 


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