Puerto Rico authorities announced rationing of basic essentials ahead of Maria’s landfall.
For those who don’t want to miss a beat, some suggest investing in a generator.
Many islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma are in Maria’s forecast path.
At least one beach access ramp is flooded on Ocracoke Island.
A tropical storm watch was in effect for islands that were already hit by Irma.
Swells are likely to cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions for the next several days in these areas.
“A Tropical Storm Watch may be needed for a portion of the coast of North Carolina on Saturday,” the National Weather Service wrote.
Irma’s powerful eye landed in the Keys as a Category 4 hurricane.
The pair they had dropped off an elderly patient at a hospital and were returning to Lakeland.
At least one alligator was seen out his normal habitat — strolling down a main street of a coastal town.