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Oklahoma university pitcher recalls Hurricane Maria


March 11, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — "We will be OK. Don't worry. We love you."

Miguel Ausua was told those words by his mother on the evening before Hurricane Maria struck his home in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico. Following that phone call, all the Oral Roberts baseball player could do was monitor the deadly hurricane from afar as it barreled toward his island on Sept. 20.

Maria reached Puerto Rico with Category 4 strength. The storm and its sustained 125 mph winds took a toll on the Caribbean island, the Tulsa World reported. News of devastation frightened him. His family lived in a small, humble home. Could...

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