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 and Guadeloupe.
At her peak, Maria had winds of 175 miles per hour.
The storm was forecast to threaten 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 500 deaths resulted from the storm.
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- "Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico". The New York Times. Retrieved September 20, 2017.