Hurricane Maria’s track has shifted slightly and now the U.S. Virgin islands are bracing for a direct hit.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Tuesday that the eye is now expected to pass over the southwestern tip of St. Criox early Wednesday morning, on it’s way to Puerto Rico. The Virgin Islands are already reeling from Hurricane Irma, which passed over the islands of St. Thomas and St. John earlier this month. Maria is
expected to bring up to 12 inches of rain to St. John. Meanwhile, Puerto Ricans are bracing for their first direct hit from a Category 4 or stronger hurricane in 85 years. Puerto Ricians have been told to ‘evacuate or die’ after Maria laid waste to the island of Dominica overnight. The Category 5 hurricane is expected to make landfall Wednesday morning, but conditions will start deteriorating as early as Tuesday at noon. READ MORE