WEATHER NEWS: Hurricane Fiona live updates: At least 4 killed in Puerto Rico, FEMA says
On the morning of Sept. 20, 2017, Category 4 Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico to become one of the most deadliest, costliest and destructive storms in American history. The storm uprooted trees, ripped roofs off houses, downed weather stations and cellphone towers and affected more than 3 million residents.
Nearly five years later, Category 1 Hurricane Fiona hit the island and brought devastation to areas still reeling from Maria. Here are startling numbers that made Maria so destructive:
155 mph: Sustained wind speed at landfall in Puerto Rico; Maria would later reach sustained winds up to 166 mph and hit the Dominican Republic as a Category 5 hurricane.