Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica: prime minister

Has it been endorsed by other trustworthy organizations? Homes are without roofs as broken trees splintered houses and covered streets. You know, it’s just a very complicated – being on the ground.

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Maria’s fierce core was centered about 55 miles northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The only radio station that remained on the air during the hurricane – WAPA 680 AM – was relaying messages to help connect friends and families, the Associated Press reported. It is again a Category 3 hurricane.

The rain had turned some roads in the US territory into muddy brown rivers, impassable to all but the largest of vehicles. There are no highways on which to bring in crews to restore power, or for people to get out.

The area has now been hit by Maria.

The island has an agriculture-based economy; sugar cane, banana plantations and citrus fruits are all grown here, and most of it is exported. The suburb is less than 20km from downtown San Juan, but it took the national guard an hour and a half to reach the neighborhood, said Mercader.

“They don’t have potable water”, Gonzalez said.

‘Their electrical grid is destroyed.

Stephanie Ferrer, 27, a graphic designer, moved from the island to Astoria four years ago and was trying to contact her mother, sister and other relatives who are still there. “Together we’re going to get up”.

Of course, the immediate concern among the government and relief agencies is Dominica’s residents.

The hurricane center’s five-day forecast path does to show the continental U.S.in the so-called “cone of uncertainty”. “But power restoration across the entire island will take months”.

“The worst is behind us”, Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp told reporters on Thursday. If that comes to pass, it would be the costliest-ever U.S. national disaster.

“It’s disheartening not to know”. “Damage is severe and widespread”. And Mazzei says the trouble did not end with the storm.

President Trump has committed “to be there to help” Puerto Rico rebuild following Hurricane Maria.

“This is going to be a historic event for Puerto Rico”, said Abner Gomez, the island’s emergency management director. The Category 4 hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas, in 1900 killed up to 12,000 people. “I’ve seen more telephone poles down across driveways”, Gene Brin, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer on St. Thomas, told NPR.

While the storm has passed, Gutierrez emphasized that the damage was far from over.

Nadia Araujo said her sister is one of about 20 Canadian students stuck on the Caribbean island of Dominica, which was devastated by the storm.

Hurricane Maria has left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced Thursday. She is standing outside the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, 520 E. Fourth St. on South Side Bethlehem, where she is program manager at the Basilio Huertas Senior Center. Even buildings that had generators will run out of fuel shortly.

“I just thought to myself, I cannot go through this again”, she said.

“Pretty much everyone is in a similar situation”.

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“Just to hear they’re OK, that’s all we need”.

Hurricane Maria with winds at 175 mph takes aim at Puerto Rico