September 20, 2017 / 10:55 AM / a month ago

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria has made landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

A man looks at the waves at the shore before the arrival of the Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The hurricane is about 35 miles (55 km) southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 km per hour), the NHC said, adding that it is moving in a north-westerly direction at 10 mph (17 km/h).

Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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