9/20/17 - 12:30 AM EDT

Sent to Caribbean push region:

Hurricane Maria is located 20 miles SSW of St. Croix with winds of 175 mph. Sustained hurricane-force winds are being reported on St. Croix. The center should reach Puerto Rico in about 8 hours. If you are in the path of this hurricane, take shelter in the sturdiest building you can find and stay in place until the storm passes. Maria will produce extreme wind damage throughout the region tonight and into tomorrow morning. We pray for everyone's safety tonight.