Hurricane Maria's center went right over Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning as a powerful category 4 hurricane with sustained winds around 145 mph. Here's what Puerto Rico residents and visitors posted on Snapchat as the storm passed over the island.
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico early on Wednesday, bringing extreme wind and rain to the region, local media reported. The National Hurricane Center warned that Maria would hit the southeastern Puerto Rico after passing over the Caribbean island of St Croix. A hurricane warning also remained in effect for the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season had 13 named storms by Sept. 19 — four of which were major hurricanes. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have been the season's most notable, causing major flooding across Texas and Louisiana and damage to Caribbean islands, Florida and the southeast coast. Here's a look at all of the records this season's already broken, as well as how it compares to the Atlantic's most active season.
Hurricane Jose stirred up heavy swell and strong waves as it passed 200 miles east of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, on September 18. This footage, taken around mile marker 4 in the Outer Banks’ Kitty Hawk, shows the weather by the beach.
Hurricane Maria has regained Category 5 strength overnight into Tuesday. Officials in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe said the French island near Dominica probably would experience heavy flooding and warned that many communities could be submerged. The storm was located early Tuesday about 65 miles west-southwest of Guadeloupe.
Since September 2016, Beaufort County has been hit by three large tropical storms and hurricanes, which is not normal for this coastal area. Here is a look at some of the numbers that came from the storms to compare them to one another.
Storm surge from Tropical Storm Irma shoved a large section of the concrete Henry Robinson Boardwalk over and into the marsh. The boardwalk at the popular Port Royal 'The Sands' is now barricaded and covered in danger signs until the town can repair it. Here's what it looked like on Thursday, Sept. 14.
Lois Willig, a resident of Sun City Hilton Head and 19 year diehard fan, won a trip to Club Barbados worth an estimated $8,000 from the morning talk show LIVE with Kelly and Ryan's "Call Me Live Travel Trivia."
Beaufort resident Mike Sutton went paddling down King Street in Beaufort during Tropical Storm Irma's arrival at high tide. This video displays side-by-side video before and after to illustrate how storm surge inundated The Point.