Hurricane Fiona Causes Havoc in Puerto Rico

The outer bands of Hurricane Fiona were expected to bring continued heavy rain to Puerto Rico on September 20, the National Hurricane Center said, a day after the storm left at least four dead on the island, and caused mass power cuts and flooding.

Around a million customers were without electricity on the island at one point, local media said, while around 1,000 people were rescued from flooding, Primera Hora said.

Floodwater can be seen here flooding areas in Anasco, Puerto Rico, as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the hurricane could cause “life-threatening and catastrophic” flooding and mudslides.

This footage was released by Anasco’s Mayor Kabir B Solares Garcia.

On September 18, US President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration in Puerto Rico and ordered federal assistance to supplement local emergency responders.

Hurricane conditions were expected for Turks and Caicos on September 20 as the storm tracked north. Credit: Kabir B. Solares García via Storyful

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