Reporters Covering Hurricane Maria Take Shelter in San Juan

By Chris Ariens 

Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall near Yabucoa, along the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico this morning around 6:30 a.m. And all the U.S. TV news networks have correspondents there to cover it, with most of them in the capital of San Juan.

The Weather Channel’s Paul Goodloe took shelter for his liveshot before 8 a.m. as the winds were getting too strong. CBS’s David Begnaud recorded a look-live for CBS This Morning’s 8 a.m. ET news segment, before he had to go back into his hotel.

CNN’s Leyla Santiago was reporting live on CNN’s New Day when Maria’s winds became too much:

Other CNNers covering the storm in Puerto Rico: Nick Paton Walsh, Rafy Rivera, Rafael Romo and Nick Valencia. Michael Holmes is in Antigua and Amy Lizardo and Polo Sandoval are in the Dominican Republic.

Santiago’s live report just after 8 a.m.:

No part of the island of Puerto Rico is being spared as evidenced by this radar image:

Fox News’s Steve Harrigan, after covering Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida, is now in San Juan for Maria. “This looks like a direct hit, in the worst possible place.”

Here’s Rob Marciano‘s live shot on Good Morning America at 7 a.m.

And here’s NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez on Today: