Hurricane Maria hits Caribbean island of Dominica

 
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DOMINICA Sept 19 (TNS): Hurricane Maria has become an extremely dangerous Category Four storm as it landed on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

The United States National Hurricane Center said the storm hit with top winds swirling at 160 miles per hour.

It predicts that storm will strengthen over the next 24 to 36 hours. Dominica’s airport and ports have been closed.