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Hurricane Maria

USVI and Puerto Rico | 2017-Sep-19

Initial Notification: On September 19, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EDT, Major Hurricane Maria is currently a potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane located approximately 85 miles southeast of St. Croix, moving west-northwest at 10 mph. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during next day or two but Maria is forecast to remain an extremely dangerous Category 4 or 5 Hurricane until in moves near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Hurricane Force winds extend outward up to 35 miles and Tropical Storm-Force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. This Hotline is being established as a location for information for all OR&R activities associated with preparation and response to Hurricane Maria.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 18° 7.04′ North
Longitude (approximate): 65° 40.22′ West