Maria Hits Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria batters the Caribbean, leaving all of Puerto Rico in the dark.

Hurricane Maria made landfall over Puerto Rico Wednesday as a category four storm, with so much force the entire island is now without power. Downtown San Juan was whipped by 155-mile-per-hour winds, and soaked in more than 20 inches of rain. A nighttime curfew is in place through Saturday to allow rescue and power crews to work. Forecasters say the hurricane became disorganized and even weakened a bit as it hovered over land but Maria is expected to re-strengthen as it moves over warmer waters. Forecasters cautiously predict the storm’s track to turn to the northeast, sending the storm out to the Atlantic.