The Puerto Rico hurricane season is upon us, and if the city of San Juan is anything to go by, the devastation of the devastation is already well under way.
The city is reeling from two devastating hurricanes, with two of the largest being Maria and Luis, and the third a storm that could bring up to 5 feet of rain.
The most recent storm was a Category 4 storm on Monday, making it the second-deadliest Category 4 hurricane on record in the United States, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The strongest storm recorded to date was Irma in 2017, which was a record-breaking Category 3 storm.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, and for parts in the western United States.
The island’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, says it’s too early to say if Maria or the other major storm that’s approaching the island will hit Puerto Rico or its residents.
“This is a very, very serious situation and I will not allow any delay in response to this,” he said Monday, speaking to reporters after a hurricane warning was issued for portions of the island.
Rossello also said that the Puerto Rican government has asked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help it fight the storm.
He said the agency was already on the ground to help, but said it is too early for FEMA to get involved.
“We’ve got a big, heavy and dangerous storm coming up,” Rossellosaid.
“So we’re asking FEMA for help.
We’re asking the Department of Defense for help.”
Puerto Rico Gov.
Ricardo Rosseló said Monday that the storm could bring 5- to 6-foot rainfall to the island, which has been hit hard by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosseó said Hurricane Maria could bring rainfall of up to 6 feet in the island’s southeastern corner, according the Puerto Rico Department of Water, Power and Communications.
The storm could make landfall anywhere in the U.S. and could bring winds of up at to 150 mph.
Rosselosaid the hurricane was moving towards the island and could have a “life-threatening impact.”
Hurricane Maria has also forced residents to evacuate their homes, leaving them to fend for themselves on the streets of San Pedro Sula.
As Puerto Rico braces for a Category 3 hurricane to hit, the island is in the middle of the worst flooding crisis in the world, according Bloomberg.
The government is in desperate need of $10 billion to restore power, water and other infrastructure, which is being provided by the federal government.
The hurricane has also caused the closure of many schools, which are also in the center of the storm, forcing the closure for about 5,000 students and parents.
A report published by the U