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Video shows flood waters from Hurricane Maria rush down street

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Video shows flood waters from Hurricane Maria rush down the street in Guayama, Puerto Rico, leaving the island without power.
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Hurricane Maria Leaves Hospital In Puerto Rico Running On Generator Power

Hurricane Maria Leaves Hospital In Puerto Rico Running On Generator Power

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Domingo Cruz Vivaldi, an administrator at the San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria's trajectory is affecting the island.
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Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico At Time When The Island Is Already Struggling

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Devastation expected from the hurricane will challenge many Puerto Rico institutions, especially its beleaguered power authority, which is still struggling to restore electricity in some areas after Hurricane Irma.
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Puerto Rico ‘100 percent without power' after Hurricane Maria

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The island of Puerto Rico is completely without electricity, a spokesman from the governor's office said Wednesday. “We are 100 percent without power,” the spokesman said. The storm, a Category 3 as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, kept thrashing Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and hammering two-thirds of the island with hurricane-force winds. “This is total devastation,” said Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for Puerto Rico's governor. “Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will [...]
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Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in darkness as heavy floods, winds unleashed

Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in darkness as heavy floods, winds unleashed

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into 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 .
It was expected to punish the island of 3.4 million people with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours.
“Once we're able...
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Hurricane Maria leaves all of Puerto Rico without power

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All of Puerto Rico was without power by Wednesday afternoon, officials said, just hours after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island as a Category 4 storm.
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Hurricane Maria Knocks Out All Power to Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm causing widespread damage to the U.S. territory's infrastructure, including the electrical grid. The entire island of 3.5 million residents is completely without power, according to Abner G?mez, the head of Puerto Rico's emergency and disaster management agency known as AEMEAD.
The island's telecommunications system was also failing, according to reports from local officials.
Power outages began early Wednesday morning and worsened throughout the day. An early tweet from Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority noted that 884,000...
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Maria knocks out power, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into 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 .
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Mayfair resident trapped in Puerto Rico amid Maria

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Rebecca Ruiz and her husband took a trip to Puerto Rico to visit family and celebrate their wedding anniversary.
What they didn't anticipate was that Maria would strengthen to a category 5 storm, leaving them trapped on the island directly in its path.
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Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico, entire country 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.100 percent of the country is without power.
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