- Fiza Pirani The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday with 155-mph winds in what Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosseló called the “most devastating storm to hit the island this century, if not in modern history.”
Today, the now Category 3 storm and its 115-mph winds battered the Dominican Republic and, according to the National Hurricane Center, it’s likely Maria will strengthen as it moves toward Turks and Caicos.
After Turks and Caicos, Maria’s projected path shows it will head toward southeast Bahamas Thursday and Friday.
By early next week, the National Hurricane Center predicts Maria will continue northward toward Bermuda.
Here’s how to track Hurricane Maria as it moves north:
Follow the National Hurricane Center/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Operations (@NHC_Atlantic) on Twitter for key updates and briefings.
Other informative Twitter accounts to follow:
- @NOAASatellites (for satellite data)
- @NWS (official National Weather Service updates)
- @FEMARegion2 (Emergency updates for areas in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
- @FEMAEspanol (Emergency updates in Spanish)
- @NASA for satellite imagery and graphics
Monitor the forecast on the official National Hurricane Center website.
NHC.NOAA.gov provides the latest forecasts and important advisories for all major oceanic disturbances, including Hurricane Maria and Tropical Storm Jose.
You can view static images, take a look at rainfall predictions, wind speed probabilities and much more.
Follow our Hurricane Maria: Live Updates page.
Our live updates on AJC.com pull in the latest information from the National Hurricane Center, the U.S. Coast Guard, government officials and weather services.
You’ll see a string of tweets, text updates and more as Hurricane Maria continues on its path.