A tour of Hurricane damage in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) – President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory.

The declaration makes federal funding available to Puerto Ricans affected by the storm, which has knocked out power across the entire island Wednesday and caused flooding and landslides.

Maria has killed at least 10 people across the Caribbean.

The Category 3 hurricane has maximum sustained winds near 115 mph (185 kph). It’s centered about 95 miles (150 kilometers) north-northwest of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and is moving northwest at 9 mph (15 kph).

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Puerto Rico is over 100 miles long, approximately the size of New Jersey.

Power remains out throughout the island. But we are beginning to get pictures from across the territory now.

Here is our tour of what it looks like from coast to coast.

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Ponce on the south coast (during the Hurricane)

Kingdom Woman – Rev 22:12
@borijessica
En ponce 😔 #prayforPUERTORICO #hurricanemaria #ponce #puertorico

San Juan airport

ʟᴇᴛs ɢᴏ ᴛʀᴀᴠᴇʟ ᴘʀ
@letsgotravelpr
Isla grande
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Juncos in eastern mountains

ʟᴇᴛs ɢᴏ ᴛʀᴀᴠᴇʟ ᴘʀ
@letsgotravelpr

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El agua dominando las calles de juncos.. #huracanmaria

A roof being blown off a home in Caguas (eastern interior)

Hirameliz
@mrs_pelusa

This is what happened to the house behind my parent’s. #hurricanemaria #caguas #puertorico

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