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As winds fade, flooding becomes a danger
Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning in Puerto Rico, bringing winds at about 160 mph to an island that dodged the worst of Hurricane Irma’s destructive power just a few weeks ago.
Scorched earth. Harrowing escapes. Half a million on the move.
The missile flew 2,300 miles. Guam is 2,100 miles from North Korea.
Now that storm clouds are clearing, satellites are able to capture the devastation of Hurricane Irma.
Irma’s maximum sustained winds were measured at 185 mph on Tuesday. Only one Atlantic storm in recorded history has exceeded that level.
The storm is big, fast and speeding westward toward Puerto Rico and Florida
A look at one neighborhood by Barker Reservoir and the Buffalo Bayou drainage canal shows that flooding went far beyond the boundaries of even the projected 500-year flood plain.
Harvey inundated rivers, bayous, canals and highways in some of the most densely populated parts of the Houston metro area, which is home to 4.5 million people.
North Korea has launched 14 missile tests so far in 2017, and 10 were successful.