Hurricane Dorian to strike Puerto Rico before turning toward Southern US - UPDATED

Hurricane Dorian to strike Puerto Rico before turning toward Southern US - UPDATED
# 29 August 2019 01:10 (UTC +04:00)

Hurricane Dorian, recently upgraded to a category 1 storm, is currently located above St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands with sustained winds of 75 mph, and is expected to move toward Puerto Rico later Wednesday, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

A Category 1 hurricane is defined as having 74 mph sustained winds, according to the US National Hurricane Center.

​Puerto Rico, which is under a hurricane watch, is bracing itself for Dorian as the hurricane is expected to sweep across the eastern part of the island some time Wednesday. Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez declared a state of emergency Monday, also revealing a list of equipment that public agencies have purchased to deal with inclement weather conditions since Category 4 Hurricane Maria unleashed its wrath on the island in September 2017, leaving half the US territory without power for months after the storm struck the Island of Enchantment.

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