Millions of people in Puerto Rico are feeling the full brunt of a powerful Hurricane Maria, which has been called the “worst hurricane in modern history” to hit the island.
To check on someone in Puerto Rico, call 202-778-0710.
The line may be busy due to the volume of calls coming in, but officials urge callers to keep trying.
Puerto Rico Tourism Company has set up a hurricane hotline for “hotels, guests and industry partners.” That number is 877-976-2400.
As of Wednesday afternoon, all of Puerto Rico was without electricity as the now-Category 3 storm continued to pummel the U.S. territory.
At its peak, Maria had sustained winds of at least 175 mph.