Hurricane Maria is the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than eight decades. It leveled hundreds of homes and knocked out power for the entire island. It also caused intense flooding. “This is the strongest storm to have hit Puerto Rico that I’ve ever seen,” Joe Bastardi, the chief forecaster for

WeatherBELL Analytics, told CBN News. “And looking at it, for instance, Harvey, was not the strongest storm to hit where it hit in Texas. There have been several hurricanes stronger.” “And the Florida Keys, hit directly by Irma – first 1935 and Hurricane Donna back in 1960 – were stronger than that,” he continued. “But this looks like the worst storm I’ve ever seen to hit Puerto Rico.” READ MORE