Thousands marooned as Hurricane Maria wrecks havoc in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico [Photos]

Puerto Rico remained in the throes of chaos and devastation Thursday as the remnants of Hurricane Maria continued to dump rain on the island — up to three feet in some areas

FP Staff September 22, 2017 15:43:29 IST
Puerto Rico remained in the throes of chaos and devastation on Thursday as the remnants of Hurricane Maria continued to dump rain on the island — up to three feet in some areas. Reuters
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Puerto Rico remained in the throes of chaos and devastation on Thursday as the remnants of Hurricane Maria continued to dump rain on the island — up to three feet in some areas. Reuters
In last 24 hours, Maria dumped almost 40 inches of rain on parts of Puerto Rico, leaving millions of residents without electricity. AP
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In last 24 hours, Maria dumped almost 40 inches of rain on parts of Puerto Rico, leaving millions of residents without electricity. AP
On Wednesday, eight people had drowned in Puerto Rico after flooding. That brought the death toll to 10. The toll is expected to climb. Reuters
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On Wednesday, eight people had drowned in Puerto Rico after flooding. That brought the death toll to 10. The toll is expected to climb. Reuters
The brutal winds blowing at 175 kilometer per hour, left streets in the Puerto Rican capital, San Juan, strewn with rubble, from collapsed balconies to fallen lamp posts and dead birds. Reuters
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The brutal winds blowing at 175 kilometer per hour, left streets in the Puerto Rican capital, San Juan, strewn with rubble, from collapsed balconies to fallen lamp posts and dead birds. Reuters
Dominica, which is located near the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, has been almost completely cut off from the world. Helicopter support is needed to airlift in supplies, with immediate needs ranging from food for babies and hygiene kits to generators and construction materials. Reuters
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Dominica, which is located near the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, has been almost completely cut off from the world. Helicopter support is needed to airlift in supplies, with immediate needs ranging from food for babies and hygiene kits to generators and construction materials. Reuters
Hurricane Maria is now likely to affect the US East Coast by early next week with high surf, dangerous rip currents and windy conditions. AP
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Hurricane Maria is now likely to affect the US East Coast by early next week with high surf, dangerous rip currents and windy conditions. AP