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The Buccaneer Resport appears relatively unscathed, Crucians have reported, but it's golf course has gained a difficult new water hazard. (Photo by Jeff Elvins)

24-Hour Curfew Remains in Effect Throughout USVI

Curfew remained in effect across the territory as police, Red Cross, Public Works, and other crews try to clear some of the wreckage in the streets of St. Croix and floodwaters recede on St. Thomas.
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Police patch a collapsing portion of St. Peter Mountain Road. (James Gardner photo)

Territory Begins Damage Assessment After Battering by Maria

The V.I. government is working to assess damage to the territory following the passage of Hurricane Maria, according to a statement from the Department of Tourism around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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Debris blocks King Street in Christiansted in front of the Florence Williams Library Wednesday morning.

Many Roofs Gone on St. Croix; Flooding on St. Thomas

Hurricane Maria now has largely moved on from blasting the U.S. Virgin Islands, and initial reports from people on the ground indicate large numbers of roofs have been blown off all over St. Croix and debris covers the streets.
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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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