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Residents of San Juan, Puerto Rico, deal with damages to their homes on September 20, 2017, as Hurricane Maria batters the island. 
Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday, cutting power on most of the US territory as terrified residents hunkered down in the face of the island's worst storm in living memory. After leaving a deadly trail of destruction on a string of smaller Caribbean islands, Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico's southeast coast around daybreak, packing winds of around 150mph (240kph).
 / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents of San Juan, Puerto Rico, deal with damages to their homes on September 20, 2017, as Hurricane Maria batters the island. 
Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday, cutting power on most of the US territory as terrified residents hunkered down in the face of the island's worst storm in living memory. After leaving a deadly trail of destruction on a string of smaller Caribbean islands, Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico's southeast coast around daybreak, packing winds of around 150mph (240kph).
 / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, has wiped out electricity to the entire island, ripped trees out of the ground, and caused widespread flooding. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, has wiped out electricity to the entire island, ripped trees out of the ground, and caused widespread flooding. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.