Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now takes aim at Puerto Rico

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) – Dominica’s leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island causing "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the country lost all communications on Tuesday and the Category 5 hurricane took aim at Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) – Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister’s residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) – Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister’s residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.