Tropical Storm Dorian Could Hit Puerto Rico or Strike Florida as a Hurricane

Tropical Storm Dorian (Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Tropical Storm Dorian is moving through the Caribbean Sea bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the Lesser Antilles, on a track that could strike the US.

Accuweather meteorologists say it’s now tracking toward Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, the island comprised of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

The US National Hurricane Center says Dorian is likely to reach hurricane-force winds by the time it approaches Puerto Rico.

“Depending on its exact track and intensity, Dorian could cause flash flooding and mudslides on the steep terrain across Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti during the middle to latter part of the week as 4-8 inches of rain may fall in some areas,” Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said.

Residents of that US territory are still trying to recover from widespread devastation from Hurricane Maria which struck with Category 4 winds back in 2017. Maria’s devastation was so severe that 30,000 homes there still have blue tarps as roofs.

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