Latest footage from Puerto Rico shows extremely strong winds thrashing the island. "We have not experienced an event of this magnitude in our modern history".
Forecasters say even more major storms are possible this hurricane season.
Trees were uprooted and roofs went flying as the storm advanced, leaving almost 900,000 of the island's 3.4 million inhabitants without power.
The island has opened up shelters which can hold hundreds of thousands of people.
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It will be important for San Francisco to try to get into a quick rhythm in the passing game by getting the ball to Pierre Garcon. San Francisco got 98 rushing yards from Hyde in the second quarter alone to set up two Gould field goals that tied the score.
In Puerto Rico, Maria seemed intent on proving that a direct hit is not necessary to cause problems. "Be careful, our hearts are with you- will be there to help!"
Reports from reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the area of hurricane-force winds has increased in size. But it could be a much more devastating storm if it tracks directly over these islands.
She's also anxious about her home in Salinas, which she boarded weeks ago in preparation for Hurricane Irma.
The islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica were hammered by catastrophic winds and rain for hours Monday. "They just have to stay in the house and hope for the best", said one Puerto Rican native. Eastern Time (0800 UTC).
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He had been visibly tiring, missing all three shots and the one free throw he took in the final quarter. But Slovenia , which had upset pre-tournament favorite Spain 92-72 in the semifinals, refused to fold.
"I lost everything", she told The Associated Press news agency. Other than that, mostly sunny skies are expected through the weekend.
UPDATE 8:30 a.m. September 20: Hurricane Maria made landfall near Yabucoa around 6:15 a.m. Melinda Echevarria tells NBC Connecticut she has not heard from her mother Janette Hernandez since 7 p.m. on Tuesday and that there is no cell service in that area of the island. "The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God", Skerrit said on Facebook. We could see a few storms on Wednesday.
Emergency services are still surveying the damage but it is believed that nearby islands only suffered minor damage by the storm.
Maria has claimed at least one life, as officials on the French island of Guadeloupe confirmed a person was killed by a falling tree, and another two are missing after their boat sank.
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