Hurricane Fiona – live: Puerto Rico power outage hits 1.3m homes as storm reaches Dominican Republic

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Hurricane Fiona – live: Puerto Rico power outage hits 1.3m homes as storm reaches Dominican Republic

Published Monday 19 September 2022

Puerto Rico has suffered a total power blackout as the newly-upgraded Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the island at 3:20pm local time on Sunday. Governor Pedro Pierluisi said on Sunday afternoon that the US territory’s electrical system was “out of service due to the effects of the hurricane”, affecting nearly 1.5 million households.Hours later, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Fiona appeared to have reached the island itself with winds of 85mph. Forecasters fear that Fiona, which was upgraded to a hurricane early on Sunday morning, will batter Puerto Rico with “historic” rains, winds, flash floods, and mudslides.The NHC said it expected rainfall of 16 inches or more, and warned: “These rains will produce life-threatening flash flooding and urban flooding across Puerto Rico and the eastern Dominican Republic, along with mudslides and landslides in areas of higher terrain.”Follow live updates on Hurricane Fiona below.

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