In this Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Tropical Storm Isaac makes landfall in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Isaac, the third of its kind to hit the island in less than a week, will bring tropical rain and wind gusts of at least 65 mph to Puerto Rico, making it the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in more than 100 years.
(AP Photo/Jorge Silva) The hurricane could also threaten Puerto Rico and neighboring Dominican Republic, where more than 400 people are believed to be trapped and thousands of homes without power.
Puerto Rico is the Caribbean’s largest U.S. territory and one of the U.N. member nations.
About 9 million people live on the island, where the majority of the population lives below the poverty line.
The storm could also affect the Dominican Republic’s northeastern coast, where many are reliant on the U,S.
Puerto Rican President Ricardo Rosselló has said there are no immediate plans to evacuate Puerto Rico or the Dominican island of Santo Domingo.
Puerto Ricans have long worried that if the hurricane does hit, it could cause widespread destruction.
The U.P. has a population of around 2 million and is home to more than half the world’s Puerto Ricanos.
In the Caribbean, Puerto Ricos are more heavily populated than residents of other Caribbean countries, with a large proportion of the island’s population living in Puerto Rico as well as the U.,S.
Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
Tropical Storm Harvey also hit the U of A in September.
Hurricane Jose hit Puerto Ricias southeastern coast in October.
It caused some damage and prompted Puerto Rico to temporarily stop using the island as its main transportation hub.
The island is also one of just five U.s. territories that have not fully recovered from Harvey.