1. Hurricane Maria is estimated to have caused $100 billion in damage.
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2. Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island on Sept 19, 2017, and Trump visited Puerto Rico on Oct 3, 2017.
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3. Hurricane Maria directly hit both Dominica and Puerto Rico with catastrophic sustained winds, but in some spots, heavy rainfall caused just as much damage.
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4. Hurricane Maria made landfall with winds of 165 mph, or a low-end Category 5 hurricane, late Sept 18 on the island of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean.
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5. Hurricane Maria was one of the biggest to strike Dominica and Puerto Rico over the last century, and it came as the third part of a trio of Category 4 hurricane strikes on US soil.
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7. Hurricane Maria made landfall as a high-end Category 4 storm on Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017.
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8. Hurricane Maria is expected to move slowly through midweek, which will prolong and possibly enhance the impacts to eastern North Carolina.
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9. Hurricane Maria is churning northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands with top sustained winds of 125 mph.
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10. Hurricane Maria is moving away from the Turks and Caicos Islands as a powerful Category 3 storm.
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14. Hurricane Maria has strengthened slightly as it nears the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas.
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17. Hurricane Maria left millions of people in Puerto Rico facing the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity.
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20. Hurricane Maria is "likely to affect" Puerto Rico as a "dangerous major hurricane", warns the center.
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21. Hurricane Maria has many elements of a "catastrophic event", and not just a disaster, says Tricia Wachtendorf, a professor of sociology at the University of Delaware who studies disaster relief.
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22. From a meteorological standpoint, Hurricane Maria was nearly a worst-case scenario for the territory: The center of a huge, nearly Category 5 hurricane made a direct hit on Puerto Rico, lashing the island with wind and rain for longer than 30 hours.
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23. Hurricane Maria flattened crops in Puerto Rico, and Secretary of Agriculture, Carlos Flores Ortega, estimated a $780 million loss in agriculture yields across the territory.
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24. Hurricane Maria knocked out the power grid in Puerto Rico, leaving millions without electricity.
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26. Hurricane Maria inflicted widespread damage across Puerto Rico, with virtually the whole island left without power or cell service.
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34. Puerto Rico lost $43 billion after Hurricane Maria, according to govt.
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36. Hurricane Maria is the deadliest hurricane in Dominica since the 1834 Padre Ruiz hurricane, and the deadliest in Puerto Rico since the 1899 San Ciriaco hurricane.
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