Islands reeling from Hurricane Irma are facing new damage as Hurricane Maria barrels through the Caribbean. After a brief drop in intensity, Maria was back to a Category 5 storm.
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Hurricane Maria has developed into a Category 3 storm as the Caribbean's Leeward Islands prepare for impact. It is expected to bring dangerous winds, rain and storm surges to other, already damaged islands.
Hurricane Maria, the second megastorm to hit the Caribbean this month, has caused widespread damage in Puerto Rico after pummeling the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe. Thousands are without power.
Maria has claimed at least 18 lives across the Caribbean since striking Dominica on Monday. The storm is expected to hit the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas by late Thursday and early Friday.
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