While Maria may wander close to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it will stir up dangerous seas all along the U.S. East Coast beaches through next week.
Hurricane Maria has come and gone, however the effects of the devastating blow are still hitting Puerto Rico. Emergency officials in Puerto Rico had to evacuate tens of thousands of people due to an imminent dam failure in the nearby areas of Isabela and Quebradillas.
While no new threats are lurking behind Maria and Lee next week, residents of the Caribbean and United States should not let their guard down as tropical season is far from over.
Tropical Depression 18-E is expected to cause seas to build and raise the risk for flooding downpours in southern Mexico into the new week.
Widespread damage and power outages have been reported in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic following Hurricane Maria's destructive impacts.
Another powerful hurricane tore through the Caribbean this week while a powerful earthquake caused catastrophic damage near Mexico City.
Maria became the second Category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Significant damage has been reported across the Caribbean islands as it continues along its destructive path.