Hurricane Maria Threatens Battered Caribbean Islands
It’s following in Irma’s footsteps. Hurricane Maria has intensified to a Category 5 storm, and meteorologists are predicting it’ll hit multiple areas recently devastated by Irma, dropping as much as 20 inches of rain on Antigua, Barbuda, Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and raising the risk of flash floods and mudslides. Meanwhile, another storm, Hurricane Jose, is still moving through the Atlantic. Maria is expected to make landfall on the Leeward Islands as soon as tonight.