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

I spoke with Rachel this morning and she said is was impossible to know what was going on outside the shelter, because there are no windows and no one is allowed to leave. She says at one point during the early morning, there was a loud "bang" outside, and it woke a lot of people.

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!

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