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Wed Sep 21, 2022, 07:46 AM

Fiona strengthens into Category 4 storm, heads to Bermuda

Source: AP

By DÁNICA COTO

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a Category 4 storm Wednesday after lashing the Turks and Caicos Islands and was forecast to squeeze past Bermuda later this week.

The storm was blamed for causing at least four direct deaths in its march through the Caribbean, where it unleashed torrential rain in Puerto Rico, leaving a majority without power or water as hundreds of thousands of people scraped mud out of their homes following what authorities described as “historic” flooding.

Power company officials initially said it would take a couple of days for electricity to be fully restored, but then appeared to backtrack late Tuesday night.

“Hurricane Fiona has severely impacted electrical infrastructure and generation facilities throughout the island. We want to make it very clear that efforts to restore and reenergize continue and are being affected by severe flooding, impassable roads, downed trees, deteriorating equipment, and downed lines,” said Luma, the company that operates power transmission and distribution.



A woman looks at her water-damaged belongings after flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona tore through her home in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Stephanie Rojas)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 08:36 AM

1. Took a while for the season to get busy

But there is now one hurricane, one storm and three potentials in the Atlantic.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?atlc

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 08:46 AM

2. Have been monitoring

As of post-time - the latest sat -

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 11:23 AM

3. dang, it was just a cat 2 yesterday. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2022, 02:14 PM

4. Puerto Rico was lucky in a way that it didn't strengthen until after

it hit them.

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