Stunning Photos Show Damage Left In Hurricane Fiona’s Wake

Hurricane Fiona lumbered slowly north Tuesday, strengthening right into a Class 3 storm because it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands, having precipitated widespread harm in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

No less than two folks have died in Puerto Rico as a direct results of the storm: A 58-year-old man in Comerio died after being swept away by a river behind his residence, and a person in his 30s died after inadvertently lighting his generator on hearth whereas refueling it.

Forecasters on the Nationwide Hurricane Middle warned Tuesday that components of Puerto Rico may see an extra 1 to 4 inches of rain as Fiona departs. That’s on prime of the 12 to twenty inches some areas have acquired, with some localities seeing as a lot as 35 inches of rain.

San Juan enterprise proprietor Juan Miguel Gonzalez advised CNN he’s seen extra folks lose their homes in Fiona than in Hurricane Maria in 2017, which precipitated greater than 3,000 deaths.

“It’s unbelievable,” he stated. “Maria was tough winds. But this one, with all the rain, it just destroyed everything in the house.”

Emergency responders are slowly working to revive utilities to the island, the place greater than 1.1 million persons are with out energy, and officers advised The Related Press that 837,000 prospects ― two-thirds of the island ― are with out water.

In the Dominican Republic, one loss of life has been reported up to now and greater than 1 million folks have been with out working water Monday afternoon.

Civil protection personnel and firefighters work to take away fallen bushes from the freeway that connects the provinces of Maria Trinidad Sanchez and Samana, Dominican Republic, on Monday, after the passage of Hurricane Fiona.

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Mud covers the floor of a home flooded in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday.
Mud covers the ground of a house flooded in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday.

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The National Guard directs traffic on a road affected by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday.
The Nationwide Guard directs visitors on a highway affected by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday.

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A man walks down a flooded street in the Juana Matos neighborhood of Catano, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A person walks down a flooded avenue within the Juana Matos neighborhood of Catano, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A flooded street is seen after the passage of the hurricane in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A flooded avenue is seen after the passage of the hurricane in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.

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A man looks at a flooded road in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A person appears to be like at a flooded highway in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.

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A vehicle is submerged in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A car is submerged in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.

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View of a park in Samana, Dominican Republic, on Monday.
View of a park in Samana, Dominican Republic, on Monday.

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A member of the Puerto Rico National Guard wades through water Monday in search of people to be rescued from flooded streets in the aftermath of the hurricane in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
A member of the Puerto Rico Nationwide Guard wades by water Monday in quest of folks to be rescued from flooded streets within the aftermath of the hurricane in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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A woman stands outside her flooded house Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
A lady stands outdoors her flooded home Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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A view of destroyed buildings in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Monday.
A view of destroyed buildings within the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Monday.

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A man stands amid debris on the seashore Monday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
A person stands amid particles on the seashore Monday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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A boat lies washed up on shore Monday in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
A ship lies washed up on shore Monday in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Debris covers the entrance of a house Monday in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
Particles covers the doorway of a home Monday in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

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A parking area is seen flooded outside Roberto Clemente Stadium on Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
A parking space is seen flooded outdoors Roberto Clemente Stadium on Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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Downed power lines lie on a road in Cayey, Puerto Rico, as the island awoke to a general power outage on Monday.
Downed energy strains lie on a highway in Cayey, Puerto Rico, because the island awoke to a normal energy outage on Monday.

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