Rachel Marie, co-host of the Cat Country Morning Show, is riding out Hurricane Irma in the Dominican Republic.

The hurricane began pounding the Dominican Republic early this morning, and Rachel, and hundreds of others, are riding the storm out in a hurricane shelter.

She had been staying at a resort in Punta Cana, and, at one point last night, the hotel informed them that they were no longer guests - they were "refugees."

Here's video from the shelter this morning (Thursday 9/7):  

Rachel posted this video about 36 hours before the storm hit:   Here's an update just after she got out of the shelter:

#IrmaUpdate from Rachel who is in the Dominican Republic-- for more LIVE updates follow @RM_OnAir on Twitter! A post shared by WPUR Cat Country 107.3 (@cat_country_1073) on