We’re seeing reports that monster Category 5 Hurricane Maria caused widespread destruction on the island of Dominica overnight:

Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, live-blogged the storm over on his Facebook page:

Mr. Skerrit even had to be rescued during the night:

The island of Guadeloupe to Dominica’s north was hit hard, too:

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are next, and the damage is going to be catastrophic:

Prayers up to everyone in the path: