Hurricane Maria made landfall early Wednesday near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, as a dangerous Category 4 storm.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Maria was packing 155 mph maximum sustained winds as the center of the storm made landfall about 6:15 a.m.
Local 10 News reporter Andrew Perez was riding out the storm in his San Juan hotel room as the winds whipped through the U.S. territory.
"Right now, you can't even see the building right across from us," Perez said in a telephone interview during the storm.
Perez said the rain was intense and debris was flying through the air.
"Right now, we are seeing a whole lot of wind," Perez said.