Hurricane Fiona Slammed Puerto Rico
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Hurricane Fiona knocked out power to nearly all of Puerto Rico Sunday and Monday, and left a large portion of the island without safe drinking water. Deanne Criswell, administrator for FEMA, joined John Dickerson to discuss the agency’s recovery efforts, in the video published by CBS News as “FEMA chief discusses Hurricane Fiona recovery efforts in Puerto Rico“, below:
Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday, September 18, 2022. More than a million people are without electricity as Hurricane Fiona crashed ashore as a Category I hurricane, almost exactly five years after Hurricane Maria made landfall in 2017. Here is the latest forecast and track for the storm, which is expected to head toward the Dominican Republic and strengthen further, in the video published by FOX 35 Orlando, as “Tracking Hurricane Fiona: New updates on track, pathway, radar, and impact“, below:
The Biden administration activated federal responses by approving an emergency declaration Sunday for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona knocked out public power to all 3.1 million residents of the US territory. Power is slowly being restored to parts of the US territory after the Category 1 hurricane caused “catastrophic damage,” Governor Pedro Pierluisi said, in the video published on Sep 19, 2022, “Hurricane Fiona Knocks Out Puerto Rico’s Power Grid“, below:
Hurricane Fiona bore down on the Dominican Republic Monday after knocking out the power grid and unleashing floods and landslides in Puerto Rico, where the governor said the damage was “catastrophic.” in the video published on Sep 19, 2022, “Hurricane Fiona brings power outages, heavy rain in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic“, below:
CNN’s Leyla Santiago speaks to residents in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Fiona causes more than one million people to lose power, in the video published by CNN on September 19, 2022, as “Hurricane Fiona ‘worse than Maria’: Puerto Rico resident to CNN” below:
In addition to hundreds of FEMA workers on the ground, Governor of Puerto Rico said CA, NY,NJ are also sending people to help. Puerto Rico’s infrastructure and power grid are much better prepared to respond this crisis compared to when Hurricane Maria occurred five years ago. But the floodings is worse than five years ago.
President Biden has declared a state of emergency for Puerto Rico as the island prepares for historic levels of rain from Hurricane Fiona. The Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel reports, in the video published by CBS Evening News on Sep 18, 2022, as “Puerto Rico braces for catastrophic flooding as Hurricane Fiona slams into island“, below:
The governor of the island is calling the damage “catastrophic” as the storm leaves communities devastated and without power. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt reports, in the video published by ABC News on Sep 18, 2022, as “Hurricane Fiona slams Puerto Rico“, below:
More than 1.4 million people in Puerto Rico are without power as Hurricane Fiona inches closer to the island. NBC News’ George Solis reports on the storm’s conditions and officials’ warnings to keep indoors, in the video published on Sep 18, 2022, by MSNBC, as “Puerto Rico’s Power Knocked Out As Hurricane Fiona Approaches”, below:
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