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Dominica’s leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island and caused “mind-boggling” devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the country lost all communications on Tuesday and the Category 5 hurricane barreled toward Puerto Rico, which looked likely to take a direct hit.
Maria is now a Category 5 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said.
President Trump, joined by Vice President Pence, visited Fort Myers, Florida, to survey the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.
Emergency workers around hurricane-scarred Florida worked to make sure elderly residents were safe, evacuating multiple assisted-living facilities, after eight people died in a sweltering nursing home that lost its air conditioning in the storm.
Authorities in Apopka, Florida, said they believed extreme weather conditions brought by Hurricane Irma caused a large hole to appear near Apopka Memorial Middle School on September 13.
Florida residents were assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Irma on September 11 as a large number remained without power, local media reported
The full breadth of Hurricane Irma's catastrophic attack on the Florida Keys is just now starting to emerge.
Hurricane Irma damage photos