Hurricane Fiona Hits Dominican Republic

9/19/2022 9:33:00 PM

The hurricane knocked out power across Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona roared over the Dominican Republic on Monday after knocking out power across all of Puerto Rico

The hurricane knocked out power across Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico , causing damage the governor said was “catastrophic.Fiona was centered 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Sunday morning.Fiona was centered 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Sunday morning.Uniformed police officers and local leaders stood side by side with family and friends of PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes at a memorial service, marking the 10th anniversary of the officers being killed on duty by fugitive Dale Cregan.

” Many people were left without water service.No deaths had been reported, but authorities in the U.Anxiety ran high across the island with Fiona due just two days before , a devastating Category 4 storm that hit on Sept.S.20, 2017, destroying the island’s power grid and causing nearly 3,000 deaths.territory said it was too early to know the full scope of damage from an expansive storm that was still forecast to unleash torrential rain across Puerto Rico on Monday.More than 3,000 homes still have only a blue tarp as a roof, and infrastructure remains weak.The island’s National Weather Service office said flash flooding was occurring in south-central parts of Puerto Rico and tweeted, “MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY!” Up to 22 inches (56 centimeters) of rain had fallen in some areas of Puerto Rico and forecasters said another 4 to 8 inches could fall — perhaps up to 15 inches in some places — even as the storm moves away.READ MORE : The bravest of cops, a cowardly killer - the awful truth about Dale Cregan, ten years on During a memorial service outside Hyde Police Station this morning (Sunday September 18) wreaths were laid and minute's silence was held at 10.

As much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) were projected for the eastern Dominican Republic, where authorities told most people to stay home from work, closed ports and banned use of beaches.He said the atmosphere was gloomy at the supermarket as he and others stocked up before the storm hit.He said the atmosphere was gloomy at the supermarket as he and others stocked up before the storm hit.“It’s important people understand that this is not over,” said Ernesto Morales, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Juan.He said flooding reached “historic levels,” with authorities evacuating or rescuing hundreds of people across the island.The storm was forecast to pummel cities and towns along Puerto Rico’s southern coast that have not yet fully recovered from a string of strong earthquakes that hit the region starting in late 2019.“The damages that we are seeing are catastrophic,” said Gov.Officials reported several road closures across the island as trees and small landslides blocked access.Pedro Pierluisi.More than 100 people had sought shelter across the island by Saturday night, the majority of them in the southern coastal city of Guayanilla."Nicola and Fiona’s essence and presence remain with us and is tangibly felt by those who knew and worked with them, but also their colleagues who have joined the GMP family after their passing.

The territory’s water agency reported that it had cut domestic service to many areas because of turbulent water or lack of power.Before dawn on Monday, authorities in a boat navigated the flooded streets of the north coast town of Catano and used a megaphone to alert people that the pumps had collapsed, urging them to evacuate as soon as possible.Luma, the company that operates power transmission and distribution, warned of “widespread service interruptions.Luma, the company that operates power transmission and distribution, warned of “widespread service interruptions.Authorities said at least 1,300 people spent the night in shelters across the island.Brown water rushed through streets, into homes and consumed a runway airport in southern Puerto Rico.Puerto Rico’s power grid was razed by Hurricane Maria and remains frail, with reconstruction starting only recently.Fiona also ripped asphalt from roads and washed away a bridge in the central mountain town of Utuado that police said was installed by the National Guard after Hurricane Maria hit in 2017 as a Category 4 storm.Outages are a daily occurrence.

The storm also tore the roofs off homes, including that of Nelson Cirino in the northern coastal town of Loiza.In the southwest town of El Combate, which is in the storm’s path, hotel co-owner Tomás Rivera said he was prepared but worried about the “enormous” amount of rain he expected.“I was sleeping and saw when the corrugated metal flew off,” he said as he watched rain drench his belongings and wind whip his colorful curtains into the air.Fiona was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) southeast of Samana in the Dominican Republic, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) on Monday morning, according to the U.“There are thousands of birds here, and they are nowhere to be seen,” he said.“There are thousands of birds here, and they are nowhere to be seen,” he said.S.National Hurricane Center.” Rivera said his employees brought bedridden family members to the hotel, where he has stocked up on diesel, gasoline, food, water and ice, given how slowly the government responded after Hurricane Maria.

It was moving to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).“What we’ve done is prepared ourselves to depend as little as possible on the central government,” he said.Tropical storm-force winds extended out for 140 miles (220 kilometers) from the center.It’s a sentiment shared by 70-year-old Ana Córdova, who arrived Saturday at a shelter in the north coastal town of Loiza after buying loads of food and water.Forecasters said the storm’s was expected to emerge over the Atlantic in the afternoon and pass close to the Turks and Caicos islands on Tuesday.It could near Bermuda as a major hurricane late Thursday or on Friday.“I lost trust after what happened after Hurricane Maria.“I lost trust after what happened after Hurricane Maria.Fiona hit Puerto Rico on the anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, which slammed into the island in 1989 as a Category 3 storm, and two days before the anniversary of 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria — from which the territory has yet to fully recover.

That hurricane caused nearly 3,000 deaths and destroyed the power grid.“What worries me most is the rain,” said forecaster Ernesto Morales with the National Weather Service in San Juan.Five years later, more than 3,000 homes still have only a blue tarp as a roof.Fiona was predicted to drop 12 to 16 inches (30 to 41 centimeters) of rain over eastern and southern Puerto Rico, with as much as 25 inches (64 centimeters) in isolated spots.Authorities announced Monday that power had been returned to 100,000 customers on an island of 3.The National Weather Service warned late Saturday that the Blanco River in the southeast coastal town of Naguabo had already surpassed its banks and urged people living nearby to move immediately.2 million people, but power distribution company Luma said it could take days to fully restore service.U.Fiona was forecast to swipe the Dominican Republic on Monday and then northern Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands with the threat of heavy rain.Fiona was forecast to swipe the Dominican Republic on Monday and then northern Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands with the threat of heavy rain.

S.President Joe Biden had declared a state of emergency in the U.A hurricane warning was posted for the Dominican Republic’s eastern coast from Cabo Caucedo to Cabo Frances Viejo.S.Fiona previously battered the eastern Caribbean, killing one man in the French territory of Guadeloupe when floods washed his home away, officials said.territory as the eye of the storm approached the island’s southwest corner.The storm also damaged roads, uprooted trees and destroyed at least one bridge.Puerto Rico’s health centers were running on generators — and some of those had failed.

Health Secretary Carlos Mellado said crews rushed to repair generators at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, where several patients had to be evacuated.Kitts and Nevis also reported flooding and downed trees, but announced its international airport would reopen on Sunday afternoon.Kitts and Nevis also reported flooding and downed trees, but announced its international airport would reopen on Sunday afternoon.Fiona previously battered the eastern Caribbean, killing one man in the French territory of Guadeloupe when floods washed his home away, officials said.More Must-Read Stories From TIME Watch Live:.In the eastern Pacific, Tropical Storm Madeline was forecast to cause heavy rains and flooding across parts of southwestern Mexico.

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