As the hurricane ravaged the island overnight, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt posted on social media: "My roof is gone".
The storm's eye will move over the northeastern Caribbean on Tuesday and approach the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center noted on September 19 that Jose is expected to produce risky surf and rip currents along the East coast of the United States for several more days.
Maria made landfall on Dominica around 9:15 p.m. local time with estimated winds of 160 miles per hour, radar data from Martinique and Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicated, according to the National Hurricane Center.
As the latest Atlantic storm tears it's way into the Caribbean territories, the hurricane has strengthened to category five with top winds coming in at 160mph.
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Police say the 6-year-old girl jumped into a stranger's auto and then ran down the street and into a stranger's apartment. The terrified 6-year-old then exited the vehicle and ran into someone else's apartment in an attempt to get away.
Hurricane Maria, which powered up from a category 1 to a category 5 hurricane in less than a day has started to wreak havoc in the Caribbean as the storm roughly follows the same path of devastation taken by Hurricane Irma just a couple weeks prior.
No injuries were reported in the town.
Its forecast showed Puerto Rico was facing a direct hit from the storm, with sustained winds up to 155mph, after it suffered a glancing blow from Hurricane Irma earlier this month. They've been hit by nearly every major hurricane that's come along in the past few weeks: Harvey, Irma, Juan, Katia, and now #Hurricane Maria.
Many people are still dealing with the massive wave of destruction from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the bad news is that it might not be over.
United Airlines extended a $384 fare limit on economy tickets on nonstop flights leaving Puerto Rico to cover the expected increase in demand for flights as Hurricane Maria approached, said spokesman Charlie Hobart. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Watch Hill, North Carolina to Hull, Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
According to reports, the winds reached 160 miles per hour and are believed to be headed towards St. Croix and Puerto Rico next.
A continuing of risky surf and rip currents is expected to continue along the east coast of the US for several days.