( CNN) There is still time for Puerto Ricans to get to a government-run shelter before potent Hurricane Maria beats the island, Gov. Ricardo Rossello told CNN late Tuesday.

But the window of opportunity is closing.

“There’s still epoch … but people need to move fast, ” Ricardo Rossello told CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360 @, ” calling the gale the “worst hurricane in modern history in Puerto Rico.”

Puerto Rico poises for direct hit from Maria

NASA watches Maria intensify from space

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