A “potentially catatrosphic” Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5 storm, packing 160 miles per hour winds — with even higher gusts — as it nears Dominica and takes aim at the US territory of Puerto Rico.
Bracing for impact
Scrambling in Puerto Rico
What to expect from Maria
‘More dangerous than Hugo and Georges’
CNN’s Brandon Miller, Marilia Brocchetto, Judson Jones, Taylor Ward, Deborah Bloom, Leyla Santiago, Michael Holmes, Matt Wotus and Susannah Cullinane contributed to this report.