Hurricane Fiona: One dead in Dominican Republic after ravaging Puerto Rico

Updated On Sep 20, 2022 03:01 PM IST
  • The storm strengthened to a Category Two hurricane late Monday, said the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), which forecast continuing rains and possible new catastrophic floods during the night in both Puerto Rico and the eastern Dominican Republic.
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Hurricane Fiona dumped torrential rain on the Dominican Republic and left one person there dead on Monday after triggering major flooding in Puerto Rico and widespread power blackouts across both Caribbean islands.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 03:01 PM IST

Hurricane Fiona dumped torrential rain on the Dominican Republic and left one person there dead on Monday after triggering major flooding in Puerto Rico and widespread power blackouts across both Caribbean islands.(AFP)

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Red alerts were in effect in seven of the island's 32 provinces, down from 18 earlier in the day, with more than 12,000 people sheltering in safe areas, according to emergency services.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Red alerts were in effect in seven of the island's 32 provinces, down from 18 earlier in the day, with more than 12,000 people sheltering in safe areas, according to emergency services.(AFP)

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One man died while cutting down a tree in his home as a precautionary measure, authorities said, without giving further details.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 03:01 PM IST

One man died while cutting down a tree in his home as a precautionary measure, authorities said, without giving further details.(AFP)

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President Luis Abinader declared three eastern provinces to be disaster zones namely La Altagracia, El Seibo and Hato Mayor.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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President Luis Abinader declared three eastern provinces to be disaster zones namely La Altagracia, El Seibo and Hato Mayor.(AP)

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Footage from local media showed residents of the east coast town of Higuey waist-deep in water, trying to salvage personal belongings.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Footage from local media showed residents of the east coast town of Higuey waist-deep in water, trying to salvage personal belongings.(AFP)

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Hurricane Fiona was packing maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 kilometers per hour), according to the NHC, which expected it to strengthenon Tuesday to a Category Three storm, making it this season's first major Atlantic hurricane.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 03:01 PM IST

Hurricane Fiona was packing maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 kilometers per hour), according to the NHC, which expected it to strengthenon Tuesday to a Category Three storm, making it this season's first major Atlantic hurricane.(AFP)

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After passing close to Turks and Caicos late Monday or early Tuesday, the storm is expected to track north later in the week, out into the ocean, although it could come perilously close to tiny Bermuda.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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After passing close to Turks and Caicos late Monday or early Tuesday, the storm is expected to track north later in the week, out into the ocean, although it could come perilously close to tiny Bermuda.(AFP)

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In Puerto Rico, US President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency, authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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In Puerto Rico, US President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency, authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance.(REUTERS)

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Across Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona caused landslides, blocked roads and toppled trees, power lines and bridges, Governor Pedro Pierluisi said.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Across Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona caused landslides, blocked roads and toppled trees, power lines and bridges, Governor Pedro Pierluisi said.(AP)

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A man was killed as an indirect result of the power blackout -- burned to death while trying to fill his generator, according to authorities.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 03:01 PM IST

A man was killed as an indirect result of the power blackout -- burned to death while trying to fill his generator, according to authorities.(REUTERS)

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