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The island also has major flooding and structural damage.
A spokesperson for the governor described the scene as "total devastation." There are also reports of heavy flooding and major structural damage.
Puerto Rico is home to about 3.4 million people. Early reports haven't indicated any deaths or injuries associated with the storm on the island.
The storm is currently moving away from Puerto Rico in a northwest direction, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Maria has been downgraded to a Category 2 but may become a Category 4 again as it continues on its path.
So far, the storm has claimed at least eight lives on the island of Dominica, where it made initial landfall.
October is here, and there are still two more months of hurricane season ahead. While the tropics seem calm, it's essential not to lower your guard.
Gov. Kathy Hochul urged people to avoid traveling on flooded roads and said rain is expected to continue for the next 20 hours.
Thousands of structures in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, await reconstruction after the floodwaters wiped them out.
The move is vital for protecting at least 25% of the world's marine species and over a billion people who depend on healthy coral reefs.
Girl Scout cookie season starts in January with 12 varieties.
Those seeking vaccine records can contact their state health department's immunization information system.