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El Huracán María azota con fuerza Puerto Rico y se dirige a República Dominicana

República Dominicana y Puerto Rico son dos de los países que mas han sufrido las diversas inclemencias climáticas que se han dado en estos últimos días primero fue el huracán Irma, más tarde (y todavía acechando la costa noreste de Estados Unidos) José, y ahora es María.

Con la llegada de María este martes por la madrugada a República Dominicana, con categoría 5 en la escala Saffir-Simpson (la máxima fuerza para un huracán, con vientos sostenidos de 250 kilómetros por hora) hasta el momento se hace un conteo de siete personas fallecidas.

En el caso poco frecuente de María que pasó de categoría 1 a categoría 5 en la Saffir-Simpson en solo 24 horas, está corroborando las suposiciones de científicos, como el del Premio Nobel mexicano, Marío Molina, quienes aseveran que la fortaleza de Harvey, Irma, José y María se debe al calentamiento global, en específico, al calentamiento de las aguas del Atlántico y del Mar Caribe.

La situación en Puerto Rico se ha tornado muy difícil tras el paso de María que golpeó sin piedad la isla durante todo la mañana de ayer, entró por el sur y luego, en una diagonal extraña, salió por el norte de la isla, dejando sin servicio eléctrico a toda las casas de este territorio asociado a Estados Unidos.

Justamente por estar asociado a este país, el gobernador de Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló, quien había advertido la gravedad del huracán y ordenado evacuar todas las zonas costeras de la isla, pidió al presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, que declare a Puerto Rico “zona de desastre”, tal como hizo en Florida o en Texas, con el paso de Irma y de Harvey.

Hasta este momento solo se ha hecho el recuento de una persona fallecida en la isla boricua aunque aun es muy pronto para dar un dato final al respecto así como de daños materiales.

 

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