Dorian inundates Martinique with rains washing away roads

In Puerto Rico, where memories of Hurricane Maria’s wrath two years ago still run deep, residents were not taking any chances; streets were empty and storefronts shuttered.
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As you saw in the map, hurricane Dorian missing a direct hit on Puerto Rico. The cat 1 strong enough to cause potential mudslides and flash flooding. Many in Puerto Rico still recovering from hurricane Maria two years ago. ABC's Victor Oquendo is there. Reporter: Tonight, Dorian lashing the British islands. The dirty side of the storm packing winds of at least 80 miles per hour and up to eight inches of rain. Already inundating martinique Tuesday, heavy rains washing away roads. This bus strapped by the severe flooding. In Puerto Rico where memories of hurricane Maria's wrath two years ago run deep. People here not taking any chances. We're along the eastern most part of the island, closest to Dorian. It looks like they took the warnings seriously. No one in sight and the store fronts shuttered. Reporter: The local emergency management center at the ready. We met Jessica Espinosa on vacation from New Jersey. Are you nervous right now? Anxious, believe it or not. Reporter: As Puerto Rico weathers the storm, anxiety growing as it takes aim at the U.S. Mainland. Bottom line is that we have a very, very serious hurricane threat to the state of Florida. Reporter: The power grid here in Puerto Rico is what officials were worried about the most. There are some outages, but not weather related. A much different story in the Virgin Islands where officials tell us nearly 40,000 people are without power. There are reports of damage, so far no injuries. Tom? Still a long night ahead. Victor, thank you.

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