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Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica

A satellite image taken Monday night shows the eye of Hurricane Maria as it neared Dominica. Photo: NASA via AP

Hurricane Maria ripped through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm yesterday, making landfall on the island of Dominica with winds reaching 160mph, per The Telegraph. Roosevelt Skerrit, the prime minister of Dominica, wrote in a Facebook post early Tuesday morning that the island has "lost all what money can buy and replace" and initial reports are of "widespread devastation."

Maria's path: The storm is expected to travel along roughly the same route as Hurricane Irma, including Martinique, Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin islands, Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados and the Eastern Dominican Republic, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm could make landfall in Puerto Rico as early as Tuesday night.