Hurricane Maria Slams Dominica As Category 5 Storm

Another major hurricane is slamming the Caribbean.

The islands are just beginning to recover from the death and destruction brought on by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Maria hit the island of Dominica as a category 5 storm Monday night, with winds topping 160 miles per hour.

The storm was so powerful it tore the roof off of the prime minister’s house.

Maria is still a category 5 storm and is expected to make a direct hit on Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory pounded by Hurricane Irma.

The storm is also expected to hit the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Many of those on St. Thomas have been scrambling to leave the island for days.

Meanwhile, the government in Puerto Rico has already ordered basic supplies like baby formula, water and milk to be rationed.

The storm is expected to make landfall there Wednesday.