PHOTOS: Hurricane Maria pummels the Caribbean

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">People walk next to a gas station flooded and damaged by the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Photo)</span></div>
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a "potentially catastrophic" Category 4 storm that was set to become the most powerful to strike the US territory in almost 90 years.

On Monday, the storm ploughed into Dominica, St. Croix and the eastern Caribbean causing what Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit called "mind-boggling" destruction.

See photos of the devastation above.
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