WATCH: Harrigan in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria Strikes With 'Terrifying' Winds
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday as a deadly Category 4 storm.
Officials in Puerto Rico, which was largely spared the worst of Hurricane Irma, warned residents of imminent, widespread destruction.
“You have to evacuate. Otherwise, you’re going to die,” said Hector Pesquera, the island’s public-safety commissioner. “I don’t know how to make this any clearer.”
On "Fox & Friends," Steve Harrigan reported from the nation's capital, San Juan.
"This was really the worst fear for Puerto Rico. They haven't seen this, according to the governor in a hundred years," Harrigan said. "A major storm with a direct hit on the populated eastern part of Puerto Rico."
He reported that Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Maria would be a "catastrophic" and "life-threatening" storm, both because of the wind and potential flooding and mudslides.
"For the next couple days, this U.S. territory of three-and-a-half million people is really going to be on edge," Harrigan said.
He reported that from his shelter in a concrete parking garage he could see trees snap and debris fly from the roofs of buildings.
"This is a terrifying morning for this island," Harrigan said.