Hurricane Irma hits Puerto Rico, thousands without water, electricity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)-- The director of Puerto Rico's emergency management agency says the eye of Hurricane Irma is expected to be 35 miles (56 kilometers) from San Juan at 7 p.m. EST.
 
Abner Gomez says wind gusts of up to 100 mph (160 kph) could reach Puerto Rico's capital. 
 
More than 600,000 people are without power and nearly 50,000 without water on Puerto Rico. Fourteen hospitals are using generators after losing power, and trees and lights posts are strewn across some roads. 
 
The tiny island of Culebra currently reporting sustained winds of 88 mph and wind gusts of 110 mph.
 
 
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