As the storm makes its way across the island, dramatic videos and photographs show the destruction Maria is leaving in its path.
From surge flooding to vicious waves and fierce winds, here’s a look at the hurricane slamming the grounds of Puerto Rico.
Clips shot in the costal city of Farjado, San Juan, and Guyama show buildings experiencing extreme structural damage. Doors are being ripped right off their hinges, and windows, walls, and roofs of homes, restaurants, and hotels are being stripped away by the storm’s incredible power.
As Mashable Science Editor Andrew Freedman noted:
San Juan, a city of nearly 400,000, was experiencing winds of 115 miles per hour or greater on Wednesday morning as the northern part of the storm’s eyewall, where its most intense winds and some of its heaviest rains are located.