Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s daily press briefings took a brutal turn over the weekend. Friday the news was all about the Hurricane Irma recovery effort. By Sunday, it was all about a potential hit this week from Hurricane Maria.
Maria is now a hurricane, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Sunday it could be near major hurricane intensity when it affects portions of the Virgin Islands and Leeward Islands over the next few days.
About the worst news the U.S. Virgin Islands could receive at this time is that another storm is headed its way, but that is exactly the news that Gov. Kenneth Mapp gave at his 5 p.m. news conference on Saturday.