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Images show widescale damage in Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Images show widescale damage in Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

<p>Hurricane Maria’s potency was captured on camera when the then-category 4 storm made landfall in the city of Guayama on Wednesday.</p> <p>Smashing into Puerto Rico with winds of up to 250 km/h, Maria ripped the roofs off buildings, knocked out phones and electricity across the island and turned low-lying roads into swollen rivers awash with debris.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">These are some of the images coming out of Puerto Rico. This is the town of Utuado. The island is devastated. <a href="https://t.co/2eXaU8i28L">pic.twitter.com/2eXaU8i28L</a></p>— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) <a href="https://twitter.com/ananavarro/status/910865098591391744">September 21, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Uprooted trees and widespread flooding blocked many highways and streets across the Caribbean nation, and a 6am to 6pm curfew is in place across the country.</p> <p>With most of Puerto Rico without means of communication, the full extent of the damage remains unclear.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">WEATHER</span>-<span class="caps">HURRICANE</span>: Terrifying video of the devastation caused by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HurricaneMaria?src=hash">#HurricaneMaria</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PuertoRico?src=hash">#PuertoRico</a> <a href="https://t.co/SDHOoQ9zjV">pic.twitter.com/SDHOoQ9zjV</a></p>— Marco (<span class="caps">WCN</span> News) (@meteorologo777) <a href="https://twitter.com/meteorologo777/status/910861967111409664">September 21, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The storm will move on from Puerto Rico and head towards the Dominican Republic later on Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Centre.</p>