Hurricane Fiona Makes Landfall In Powerless Puerto Rico

Sunday - 18/09/2022 21:06
Luma, the company that operates power transmission and distribution, said bad weather had disrupted transmission lines, leading to “a blackout on all the
)AP PHOTO/ALEJANDRO GRANADILLO
)AP PHOTO/ALEJANDRO GRANADILLO

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on Sunday after causing an island-wide power blackout and threatening to dump “historic” levels of rain.

Forecasters said the downpour was expected to produce landslides and catastrophic flooding, with up to 25 inches (64 centimeters) possible in isolated areas.

“It’s time to take action and be concerned,” said Nino Correa, Puerto Rico’s emergency management commissioner.

Fiona hit about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south-southeast of Mayaguez with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It was moving to the northwest at 9 mph (15 kph).

The storm’s clouds covered the entire island and tropical storm-force winds extended as far as 140 miles (220 kilometers) from Fiona’s center.

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