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Maria will be close to the coast for the next few days, which means an extended period of coastal and off-shore impacts.
Again and again and again the harshest of winds and hardest of rains has pounded on the most-defenseless territories we have. We are under siege.
Maria will skirt the Bahamas Friday, but beyond the weekend the storm's track becomes less certain.
Only one known Category 5 has made landfall on the island, in 1928. Maria will be the most destructive hurricane modern Puerto Rico has ever experienced.
We'd see as much at the end of a “normal” season. But this year has been anything but normal.
The amount of uncertainty in this storm is abnormally high.
In 2007, Florida senators introduced legislation that would have substantially increased hurricane research funding. It wasn't passed.
The storm's track forecast over the next few days can best be described as meandering in the Atlantic.
Without air conditioning, South Florida is a sauna.
Hurricane Irma is the strongest storm on record outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and it’s tracking toward the Southeast U.S.