The Dominican prime minister Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit has said that Dominicans have “lost all what money can buy” as Hurricane Maria makes landfall on the island overnight.
Reaching Category Five in strength as it made landfall, the Hurricane has destroyed all in its path.
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“My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains,” the PM said in a Facebook post early Tuesday morning.
He said that his roof came off during the storm, causing his house to flood.
There are fears that many homes in Dominica will have been devastated overnight.
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Hurricane Maria is still a Category Five hurricane, with hurricane warnings still present in Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Culebra, Vieques and Guadeloupe.