Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Maria Video

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into that. It did. First we watch the double threat in the atlantic. Two big storms developing right now, hurricane Jose could bring flooding and rain to the east coast. And hurricane MARIA is threatening to hit the hard-hit caribbean. Category 4 storm and could take aim at the U.S. The caribbean is already feeling the effects this morning of our chief meteorologist ginger zee is here with the latest on its path. Good morning, ginger. Robin, can you believe it. Here I am talking about two hurricanes again. Yes, I think Jose is the first we want to focus in on because it’s already happening. The images coming in from north Carolina. You can see some of the rough surf that’s been impacting some of the Carolina coast there. That is going to move up the east coast and tomorrow especially we’ve got Jose here, some 280 plus miles away from the coast. But you could see 12-foot waves anywhere from Virginia and Delaware up through New Jersey, even Brooklyn, 12-foot waves. Can you imagine the impact and the beach erosion. Tropical storm watches for 40 to 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts as it stays enough off shore and hurricane MARIA. This one will intensify in the next couple of days. 48 hours really we’ll talk about its approach to the U.S. Virgin Islands, eventually Puerto Rico but has to make its way through the lesser antilles as it makes those intensifications and eventually the big question does it hit Florida? Most of the modeling taking it away from Florida. But we’ll track that just as we track Puerto Rico’s impact where we find our rob Marciano this morning, rob. Another big one headed so close, up to 15 to 20 inches of rain. It is hard to believe. Our second one potentially hitting the same areas. In apuerto Rico they’re shutting down government offices and St. Martin, in survival mode. Food, shelter and they’re passing out blue tarps to give them something and debris flying around so begging residents to pin it down with heavy rock, whatever they can. San Juan has been a hub for relief and recovery efforts. That’s going to come to a halt as we wait for MARIA. We did okay here in Irma. A lot of power out. Fared okay. Not a direct hit but now we’re looking at the potential for a category 4 direct hit and as we know from very recent experience, ginger, that’s not fun for anyone. So active this season. We’ve seen the U.S. Virgin Islands if they see it as a major hurricane they’ve never had two major…

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