Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hurricane Maria Grows, Threatens Storm-Battered Caribbean

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hurricane Maria Grows, Threatens Storm-Battered Caribbean

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico * Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.

The storm was following a path that could take it on Tuesday near many of the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and then head toward a possible direct strike on Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

Fierce winds lashed the mountainous Dominica for hours, tearing roofs from homes. A series of Facebook posts by Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit captured the fury of the storm as it made landfall.

"The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God," Skerrit wrote at the start of a series of increasingly harrowing posts.

Late Monday, a police official said there were no immediate reports of casualties but it was still too dangerous for officers to do a full assessment as the storm raged outside. …

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