Here in Martinique the weather conditions definitely worsened with heavy rains and violent gusts of wind from NNW. I am staying in Saint-Joseph in the center of the island and we are now under violet warning, meaning we are not allowed to get out. Maria is now a category 3 and the eye will be 50 km away from from our island as it will move between Dominica and Martinique.
We still have power and water.
We think of people in Dominica who will get a more direct hit.
Tchimbé as we say in creole!