Hurricane Maria was a severe Atlantic tropical cyclone in September 2017. The storm struck Dominica, Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico. Maria was a Category 5 hurricane when she hit Dominica, Guadeloupe, and Puerto Rico.
At her peak, Maria had winds of 175 miles per hour.
The storm brushed the Eastern United States.
Tropical storm and hurricane notices were posted from Dominican Republic to the Windward Islands.
Damage from Maria was more than $100 billion. Over 8,000 deaths resulted from the storm.
The name Maria was retired in April 2018 and replaced with Margot for the 2023 season.
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- "Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico". The New York Times. Retrieved September 20, 2017.