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Puerto Rico recovering after Hurricane Dorian

Mother nature spared the U.S. territory
Aug 29, 2019 – 04:46 PM EDT

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YABUCOA, PUERTO RICO - AUGUST 28: Ya Mary Morales (L) and Henry Sustache put plywood over the windows of their home as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian on August 28, 2019 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. The Tropical Storm is expected to hit around 2pm this afternoon. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Hurricane Dorian, which is now a category 3 hurricane barely dodged U.S. territory, Puerto Rico. The hurricane is now on course set to strike mid Florida. People are recovering, removing boards off of windows in a sigh of relief that could have been another catastrophic loss.

One man is dead after he fell from his roof while trying to clear a drain preparing for the storm. In preparation, Puerto Rican's feared the worst since Hurricane Maria with shutting down the airport and local schools.

The National Weather Service states that only moderate to heavy showers fell across the U.S. territory sparing much disaster from major metropolitan areas with heavy population. The island of Culebra suffered the worst of the storm, measuring up to 5 inches of rain while other parts of the island recieved a half inch to two inches of rainfall.

"I am proud of our Puerto Rican community, because once again they showed discipline, preparation, and respect towards all the orders given to them for their protection." Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced said

A little after 7 p.m. Wednesday, San Juan, the Capital of Puerto Rico reported a wind gust of 34 M.P.H. which is tremendously below what was forecasted.

Many residents have been stocking up on water, canned food and gas in anticipating of the storm. Thursday, the schools and airport reopened.