Western Mass. residents nervously waiting to communicate with family in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's governor has imposed a nightly curfew

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Hurricane Maria has knocked out 100 percent of Puerto Rico, according to the governor’s office.

The hurricane has weakened to a still-dangerous Category 2 storm.

Western Massachusetts residents said the loss of power has left them unable communicate with family members in Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria causes massive damage to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Holyoke resident Pepe Pedraza told 22News that the center of the storm passed through his hometown of Cidra, and he hasn’t been able to contact his family on the island since Tuesday.

“I’m worried not contacting them, because I don’t know what happened,” Pedraza said. “I don’t know what’s going on. I know the eye was there, but I don’t know what happened, are they okay? I mean it’s hard.”

Puerto Rico’s governor has imposed a nightly curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Locals with family in Puerto Rico react to Hurricane Maria

Maria is being blamed for the deaths of seven people on the island nation of Dominica.