Hurricane Maria reaches the maximum category and devastates the island of Dominica

Hurricane Mary

Image - NOAA

Without truce. The Atlantic hurricane season this year is very busy. Too. Without the time necessary to regain strength after Irma's passage, now Maria is the protagonist. Not only because it has been going strong very quickly (it has gone from reaching category 1 to 5 in less than 24 hours), but also because it threatens to cause as much destruction as its predecessor.

Again, the islands of the Caribbean Sea are the eye of a hurricane. In fact, now and again, practically all the Caribbean islands are on alert for Maria.

El Hurricane Maria, with maximum sustained winds of 260km / hour, hit the island of Dominica on Monday, which has 75.000 inhabitants, who have lost everything, as Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in his Facebook account. In his words, "we lost everything that money can buy and replace."

According to the forecasts, will advance to Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, where it would arrive between Tuesday night and Wednesday. It is not expected to arrive in the United States, as Irma did.

Track of Hurricane Maria

Image - National Hurricane Center (CNH)

Before the arrival of Maria, the authorities have asked the population to stay in their homes, except those who live in vulnerable areas, who must move to a safe place. In the Dominican Republic, a preventive eviction was ordered this Monday, since the hurricane is expected to reach the country tomorrow, Wednesday.

Both the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico suffered from the Irma pass just a few days ago. A hurricane that left significant material losses and took the lives of 82 people. Unfortunately, the intensity of Hurricane Maria is also very high. From here, we want send a lot of courage and strength for all those who are in the Caribbean.

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