St. Croix had received minor damage from Irma, offering hope to the USVI during the recovery period ahead. Less than 2 weeks later however, on September 19th, 2017, Hurricane Maria hit St. Croix, leaving it devastated and adding further damage to its sister islands. Puerto Rico's top emergencies manager has been sacked after video emerged of a warehouse full of supplies dating back to the devastating Hurricane Maria that hit the island in 2017. Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico like a chainsaw in the sky, shredding what stood in its path. Hurricane Maria, the second megastorm to hit the Caribbean this month, has caused widespread damage in Puerto Rico after pummeling the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe. Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to make a direct hit on Puerto Rico in almost a century, ravaged the island on Wednesday, knocking out all … The powerful storm made landfall in Puerto Rico on early Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 as a Category 4 storm. Hurricane Maria is the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years, and arrived only two weeks after Hurricane Irma passed just north of the island and left 1 million people without power. Thousands are without power. But the problematic response turned a natural disaster into a man-made catastrophe. Within the next 24 to 30 hours and within an 18 hour period, Maria underwent through rapid intensification, strengthening from a category 1 to an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane. On September 6th, 2017 Hurricane Irma hit St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island, leaving the islands devastated. Q: Where and when did Hurricane Maria hit? Figure 1: Tropical Weather Outlook issued by the National Hurricane Center at 7:37 AM on Sep 17, 2017. Other territories including British Virgin Islands and Anguilla heavily hit by Irma have escaped full force of Maria Published: 23 Sep 2017 Hurricane Maria adds to … A: Hurricane Maria hit the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 as a Category 5 storm, and then battered the U.S. Virgin Islands.