Hurricane Maria landed on Wednesday in Puerto Rico, but her first encounters came several hours earlier.
Since the midnight, the powerful hurricane was arriving the island.
"We are expecting the worst": Puerto Rico lives the imminent arrival of Hurricane Maria, the most powerful for the island in 90 years
The eye of the hurrican
e, now category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, landed in Yabucoa municipality, eastern Puerto Rico, where hundreds of people were evacuated since Tuesda y.
It has sustained maximum winds of 249 kilometers per hour, the strongest that have been felt here since the Cyclone of San Cipriano, in 1932.
The entire island is without electricity and there are more than 10,000 people in makeshift shelters.
The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló, said that this hurricane constitutes "the worst atmospheric event" that has suffered the free associated state of the United States in more than a century.
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As the hurricane enters island territory, the winds are more intense and the first lights of the day began to show disasters.
The noise of broken glass is heard loudly and the blasts hit hard against the doors and windows.
Aluminum plates, light commercials and large tree branches fly like leaves.