Question: What coast did Hurricane Maria form off of?

Where did Hurricane Maria start and end?

Hurricane Maria

Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Maria near peak intensity to the southeast of Puerto Rico on September 19
Formed September 16, 2017
Dissipated October 2, 2017
(Extratropical after September 30)

Where is Puerto Rico located?

Was Puerto Rico prepared for Hurricane Maria?

Puerto Rico lacked disaster planning, communications strategy, hurricane study found. The report found that island officials had no “written, updated agency crisis and emergency risk communication plans in place” prior to the storm.

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