Category 1 Hurricane Fiona made landfall along the extreme southwestern coast of Puerto Rico near Punta Tocon, at 3:20 p.m. on Sunday.
The U.S. territory is currently suffering catastrophic effects with heavy rains and high winds of 85 mph, which have caused severe flooding across the island. PowerOutage.us have also confirmed that there is no electricity and it could take days before it is restored.
According to the National Hurricane Center, “life-threatening and catastrophic flash and urban flooding across Puerto Rico and the eastern Dominican Republic, along with mudslides and landslides in areas of higher terrain” is expected.
President Joe Biden has also declared a state of emergency for the island and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts to provide appropriate assistance for the required emergency measures.
Meanwhile, September 20 would mark five years since Hurricane Maria, a deadly category 5 hurricane that wreaked havoc and devastated Puerto Rico. There was a recorded estimated death of 2,975 people and damages totalled approximately USD 90 billion.
Watch footages from Category 1 Hurricane ‘Fiona’ in Puerto Rico below:
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