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Brainstorm Health: Maria and Puerto Rico, Cassidy Kimmel Test, Alnylam Stock

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Readers-this is Sy.
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico today as a Category 4 storm near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center , bringing with it sustained wind speeds of 155 miles per hour before weakening to 140 miles per hour. Parts of Puerto Rico are expected to receive up to 20 inches of rain and dangerous storm surges. What's worse, this is the second major weather disaster after Hurricane Irma to hit the U.S. territory in the past two weeks-and the consequences for its infrastructure, health care and otherwise, will be dire.
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Hurricane Maria leaves entire island of Puerto Rico without power

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The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, unleashed heavy flooding and brought down cell towers and power lines Wednesday in an onslaught that could deepen the island's financial crisis.
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Hurricane Maria leaves all of Puerto Rico without power

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All of Puerto Rico had lost power by Wednesday afternoon.
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The Latest: Official: Homes destroyed on Puerto Rico's coast

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Latest on Hurricane Maria : 12:40 p.m. Felix Delgado, mayor of the city of Catano on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, told WAPA Television that 80 percent of the homes in a hard-hit neighborhood known as Juana Matos are "destroyed." There were no immediate details from Delgado. That report came after forecasters said Hurricane Maria was approaching the northern coast with destructive winds after raking over the island.
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Chicagoans worry, wait as Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico

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CHICAGO - Hurricane Maria made landfall today in Puerto Rico today. Only about 11,000 of the island's more than 3 million residents are in emergency shelters. Waiting for the powerful storm to pass is making for some anxious hours for friends and loved ones here in the Chicago area. In the Humboldt Park neighborhood many residents are watching social media closely for updates and organizing events to help.
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Hurricane Maria: 100 percent of Puerto Rico without electricity

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All of Puerto Rice has lost electricity as Hurricane Maria continues to pummel the island on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Office of Emergency Management.
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Hurricane Maria: 100 percent of Puerto Rico without power

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All of Puerto Rice has lost power as Hurricane Maria continues to pummel the island on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Office of Emergency Management.
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Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and doors, toppling cell towers and unleashing heavy flooding in an onslaught that could deepen the U.S. territory's financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph , and was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours.
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Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, heavy flooding reported

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - One of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and doors, toppling cell towers and unleashing heavy flooding in an onslaught that could deepen the U.S. territory's financial crisis. Maria, which left at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph . It was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours.
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Timeline of Hurricane Maria's path of destruction over Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Wednesday will prove to be a day of destruction in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria pummels the island throughout the day, with winds and rain lasting some 24 hours in all. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has described Maria as the “worst hurricane in modern history in Puerto Rico,” and noted its damage could prove to be “catastrophic.” Below is a timeline of Maria as it moves over Puerto Rico, followed by a breakdown of its impact [...]
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Gorgeous locally Wednesday afternoon, Maria lashing Puerto Rico

Gorgeous locally Wednesday afternoon, Maria lashing Puerto Rico

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The cold front is through most of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa already, ushering in one day of beautiful weather! That changes quickly tomorrow. Plus, an update on Hurricane Maria. Meteorologist Matt Serwe has your latest Weather Now forecast.
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Update from WGN reporter's parents in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria

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CHICAGO - WGN Morning News reporter Ana Belaval's parents, who are taking refuge as Hurricane Maria rips through their home in Puerto Rico, spoke with our anchors by phone Wednesday morning. Anavi and Mario Belaval live in San Juan, Puerto Rico in a cement condominium that is sheltering them from the storm. Mario describes the winds outside their home as so strong that they are “making their shutters shutter.” These winds ripped their neighbor's shutters off her home, and this [...]
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Hurricane Maria Made Landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico As a Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Maria Made Landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico As a Category 4 Storm

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Hurricane Maria made landfall at 6:15 a.m. ET in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a strong Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. Water levels at a nearby harbor rose by over 4 feet, the NHC says.
Hurricane Maria brought maximum sustained winds of 155 mph when it hit Yabucoa.
Google MapsYabucoa Puerto Rico Map
As of 10 a.m. ET, the storm's core was still moving over Puerto Rico, bringing “life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall,” the NHC reported. The area is still recovering from damage brought by Hurricane Irma.
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Hurricane Maria Is Pummeling Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico had a nasty wake-up call from Hurricane Maria this morning.
The eyewall of the Category 4 storm moved onshore near the city of Yabuco around 6:15am-and the storm could not be a more direct hit, said meteorologists. Maria is the strongest storm to directly hit Puerto Rico since 1932.
You couldn't hit Puerto Rico more squarely. Maria is centered directly on top of the island. First Category 4 there since 1932. pic.twitter.com/iB08f34hhw
- Eric Fisher September 20, 2017
It will be a while before television cameras show the final impact of the Category 4 storm, but social media...
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At Least 9 Dead After ‘Extremely Violent' Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall

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One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.
Maria, which has killed at least nine in the Caribbean, made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said.
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'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

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