Hurricane Fiona causes severe flooding in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was without power on Monday due to Hurricane Fiona. The island is also experiencing severe flooding and landslides. Report that international news agencies. The hurricane went according to the National Hurricane Center accompanied by a wind speed of 140 kilometers per hour.

President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency for the island to allow authorities to respond to disasters. There are several road closures, ports are closed and flights from the island’s main airport have been cancelled. A highway bridge in Utuado has been washed away by the flooding. So far, one death has been reported from Hurricane Fiona, on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico five years after Hurricane Maria – the worst in the island’s history – wreaked havoc there. Carmen Yulín Cruz, the former mayor of San Juan, said on Twitter that many thought the rainfall was worse than Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Fiona is expected to reach the Dominican Republic on Monday, then move on to northern Haiti.