Stunning Photos Show Damage Left In Hurricane Fiona's Wake
2 weeks ago
Hurricane Fiona lumbered dilatory northbound Tuesday, strengthening into a Category 3 tempest arsenic it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands, having caused wide harm successful Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
At slightest 2 radical person died successful Puerto Rico arsenic a nonstop effect of the storm: A 58-year-old antheral successful Comerio died aft being swept distant by a stream down his home, and a antheral successful his 30s died aft inadvertently lighting his generator connected occurrence portion refueling it.
Forecasters astatine the National Hurricane Center warned Tuesday that parts of Puerto Rico could spot an further 1 to 4 inches of rainfall arsenic Fiona departs. That’s connected apical of the 12 to 20 inches immoderate areas person received, with immoderate localities seeing arsenic overmuch arsenic 35 inches of rain.
San Juan concern proprietor Juan Miguel Gonzalez told CNN he’s seen much radical suffer their houses successful Fiona than successful Hurricane Maria successful 2017, which caused much than 3,000 deaths.
“It’s unbelievable,” helium said. “Maria was pugnacious winds. But this one, with each the rain, it conscionable destroyed everything successful the house.”
Emergency responders are dilatory moving to reconstruct utilities to the island, wherever more than 1.1 million radical are without power, and officials told The Associated Press that 837,000 customers ― two-thirds of the land ― are without water.
In the Dominican Republic, 1 decease has been reported truthful acold and much than 1 cardinal radical were without moving h2o Monday afternoon.