September 20, 2017 8:20 am Last modified: 4:47 am

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Cat 5 Hurricane Maria Is Here

As darkness fell across the Virgin Islands Tuesday, it was accompanied by the howling winds and lashing rain of Hurricane Maria, which reached the territory as " an extremely dangerous category five hurricane."
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The early storm clouds of Hurricane Maria began hitting St. Croix Tuesday afternoon. (Marina Ricci photo)

Small Blessing: Maria’s Eye Moves A Little South

Hurricane Maria has moved west of it's projected path somewhat and is now projected to pass 10 to 20 miles south of St. Croix, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in a 5:15 p.m. Tuesday statement from Government House on St. Croix.
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Store shelves are getting picked clean in advance of Hurricane Maria.

Waiting for the Storm on St Croix

St. Croix residents spent the last few days before Hurricane Maria arrives again preparing for a major storm: cleaning up yards, boarding up windows, gassing up their car and generators.
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The north shore of St. Thomas as Hurricane Maria draws near.

Hurricane Maria Eye Wall to Hit St. Croix

Hurricane Maria's eye wall is projected to pass over the southwest quadrant of St. Croix, meaning the island will experience the highest possible wind levels from the Category 5 hurricane and the southwest shore may see a massive storm surge.
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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Territory

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Tuesday morning. The watch will be in effect through Friday afternoon.
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CATEGORY 5: Hurricane Maria Bears Down on USVI

Hurricane Maria is a category five storm, an "extremely dangerous major hurricane" that will begin affecting the U.S. and British Virgin Islands within the next 24 hours.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp

Governor Says “Take Maria Seriously”

Mapp urged residents to take care of what they needed before a curfew kicks in at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The storm is expected to be a Category Four when it passes a few miles south of St. Croix.
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St. Croix Prepares for Hurricane Maria, Most Choose to Stay

While some residents were trying to find flights or another means to evacuate the island of St. Croix before Hurricane Maria reached the island, most chose to stay and take the wrath of what promised to be a very strong hurricane system.
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Government Simplifying Payroll for Storm

Finance will process a simple, straight 80 hour biweekly Payroll for the Sept. 28 pay date.
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Atlanta Jazz Concert to Benefit USVI Hurricane Relief

Artist in Residence and mentor of United Jazz Foundation Mike Burton is stepping up and supporting the young people of the USVI by organizing a hurricane relief concert in Atlanta Ga. next Sunday.
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