But beyond shredded foliage, downed trees and physical damages, what Skerrit said he feared most were injuries to Dominicans and possible deaths from likely landslides triggered by persistent rains.
The islands that could be struck by the hurricane are now recovering from hurricane Irma, which was one of the most powerful storms in history.
According to reports, the winds reached 160 miles per hour and are believed to be headed towards St. Croix and Puerto Rico next.
After being rescued, Skerrit appealed for "help of all kinds" but noted specifically that authorities would need helicopters to survey the damage.
All ports and airports have been closed in the area and any residents near the coast have been ordered to go to authorized shelters.
In a Facebook post, he added: "So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace". The storm might make landfall on the eastern side of Puerto Rico and could bring major damage to the USA territory late Wednesday morning and into the afternoon - two weeks to the day since Hurricane Irma tore through Puerto Rico, killing at least three.
Security Worries Prompt Federal Halt On Kaspersky Software It said it was not a telecoms provider and so not subject to the Russian laws Duke referred to on cooperation with the government. The Department of Homeland security ordered government agencies to stop using any software products made by Kaspersky Lab .
The hurricane regained strength and was upgraded to Category 4 after passing through Dominica, according to a 8:00 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.
On the forecast track, the eye of Maria will move over the northeastern Caribbean Sea today, and approach the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tonight and Wednesday. It was moving west-northwest at about 9 miles per hour, threatening places like the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Antigua with heavy rains, risky storm surges and life-threatening surf conditions.
Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, has declared a state of emergency ahead of Maria's expected arrival Wednesday.
"Initial reports are of widespread devastation". Remaining over warm water allowed Jose to strengthen back into a hurricane on September 15 as wind shear across the storm diminished.
At the Puerto Rico Convention Center, where many Irma evacuees still reside, volunteers are gearing up for Hurricane Maria.
Maria is the second hurricane to reach Category 5 status this season. A tropical storm warning is also in force for Martinique, Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St Eustatius, St Maarten, St Lucia and Anguilla.
And just like that, the Jolie-Pitt's prove they're just like any other family! She went on, "They're having a great time". Surrounded by her children (only Maddox missed the call), the actress shone and seemed more happy than ever.
Babies "R" Us, the brand which deals with toys and products exclusively for babies, is also planning to enter India soon. Tuesday and plans to have locations open later this year in Sudbury, Ont., Langford, B.C., Fredericton, and Toronto.
In a press conference O'Leary said customers whose flights have been cancelled will receive an email by Monday evening. Most of the cancelled flights are to or from Ryanair's busiest airports, including Barcelona, Rome and Stansted.
In other words, they are maintaining the GOP norm of lying both about the content of Obamacare and about what would replace it. But Paul said Friday he'd defect from Graham-Cassidy because it leaves way too much of Obamacare in place.
These outage numbers continue to decrease, and highlight the resilience, preparedness and collaboration of electric cooperatives. Electric cooperatives expect to be working to restore power for days to weeks, according to officials with Dixie Electric.
Initially, Tesla made extra battery capacity available to customers for $9,000 , but has since dropped the price to $2,000 . Alas, the upgrade won't stick around forever - Tesla generally charges at least $5,000 for the permanent equivalent.
Unfortunately, Kershaw gave up his first ever grand slam in the 6th and that would be all the Phillies needed to win the game. The offensive outburst turned a loss into a win for Pivetta, who allowed just the two first-inning runs in six innings.
If Day or Fowler intend on catching Leishman, it likely will require a super-low round. "I'm just trying to do that". Chasing his second PGA Tour victory this year, history suggests Leishman can get the job done.
Police said they were treating the explosion as a "terrorist incident" and have launched an "urgent manhunt" for the suspect. Asked about his tweet calling for a tougher travel ban, Trump said " we have to be tougher and we have to be smarter ".
During those video meetings he could obviously see the team moving around in a game and he would stop and point out where I was. He returns to English management today, guiding Crystal Palace against Southampton at Selhurst Park, and an inescapable...
Lufthansa's low-priced division Eurowings - which is wet-leasing Airbus A320-family jets from Air Berlin - has been affected. The airline filed for insolvency in August after its main shareholder, Gulf carrier Etihad , withdrew financial support.
That's when radio signals from the spacecraft - its last scientific gifts to Earth - came to an abrupt halt. Cassini also discovered evidence of an ocean beneath the icy shell on Saturn's largest moon, Titan .
However, most computer models indicate Jose will stay out to sea and complete a tight enough loop to avoid moving onshore. It will likely dissipate from Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center said.
The Atlanta-based company announced last week that a cybersecurity incident has potentially impacted 143 million USA consumers. It can range from $2 to $12 to initiate and then lift a credit freeze, depending on which state a person lives in.
CCleaner is an extremely popular tool amongst consumers for ridding computers of malware and improving speed and performance. The bad news for users is that they potentially remain at risk - even if they have updated their CCleaner software.
Four American tourists who were attacked with acid at a train station in Marseille have been identified as college students. In previous incidents in Marseille, a driver rammed into two bus stops last month , killing a woman, USA Today reported .
In recent years, there have been tensions between Baghdad and Kurdistan over power-sharing, oil revenues and territorial disputes. While Baghdad recognizes Kurdistan's autonomy, the precise boundary between the region and the rest of Iraq is unclear.
Chargin believes the fight will go the distance, "though I'd like to see it end before that". "This is my biggest fight", he said. KAZINFORM Kazinform shows pictures and videos of the official weigh-in procedure of Kazakhstan's boxer Gennady "GGG" Golovkin vs.
The exchanges of firing between the Indian soldiers and the Pakistan terrorists continued till Friday morning. Panic has gripped scores of border residents living in villages close to the global border of R.S.
This year's exercises, called Zapad ("West") 2017, are the first since Russian Federation annexed the Crimea in 2014. International observers suggest that the invented countries are proxies for the Baltic States and Poland.
Just because I don't have a social security number, I don't get access to information", said the partner at Gowlings law firm. The Equifax Canada website says it costs $19.95 per month for the same monitoring service. "We're equally affected.
It allows users take calls, check locations in maps, receive and send messages, and more without using their iPhone smartphones. The Series 3 has several variants including new gold aluminium, new band called Sports Loop and new version of the App.