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Tracking Hurricane Maria’s destructive path through the Caribbean

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ABOVE: Global News' chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell says that with Hurricane Maria moving past Puerto Rico it is "likely" to head back out to sea but its track will depend on tropical storm Jose – Sep 20, 2017

Hurricane Maria carved a path of destruction across the Caribbean, leaving communities decimated and dozens dead.

READ MORE: Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic with heavy rain, high winds

The island of Dominica was virtually flattened by the storm, with at least 10 deaths reported. The entire island of Puerto Rico was left without power as the storm crushed buildings and downed trees.

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Maria is the second devastating storm to hit the Caribbean this hurricane season – the first being Category 5 Irma earlier in September. However, unlike Irma, Maria is expected to veer into the open Atlantic and pose no threat to the U.S. mainland.

Below is an archived blog detailing Maria’s path.

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