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Hurricane Fiona Is Ripping Through The Caribbean Islands

Hurricane Fiona is ripping through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Fiona left 1 million without running water in Dominican Republic and much of Puerto Rico without power. Now it’s about to slam Turks and Caicos.

According to CNN.com, “Fiona, having strengthened early Tuesday to a major hurricane — a Category 3 with sustained winds of more than 111 mph — was centered just off Grand Turk Island around 8 a.m. ET. Its heavy rains were threatening “life-threatening flooding” through the afternoon in the Turks and Caicos, a British territory of about 38,000 people, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said”

“Still dealing with Fiona’s ruinous path are the Dominican Republic — where Fiona’s outer bands still could cause flooding after it traversed the Caribbean nation Monday — and Puerto Rico, which Fiona crossed a day earlier, causing a near blackout and leaving damage not seen there since Hurricane Maria made landfall five years ago Tuesday, officials said.”

“At least four people have died the severe weather, including one in the French territory of Guadeloupe, which Fiona slammed late last week; two in Puerto Rico; and one in the Dominican Republic, according to officials.”

Hurricane Fiona should leave the Caribbean on Wednesday night but their could be more damage with rainfall and more power outages. Here at DETV we keep out thoughts and prayers for the families and people in the Caribbean.

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