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Hurricane Fiona Leaves Nearly 1.5 Million Residents Without Power In Puerto Rico (Video)

President Joe Biden has issued a crisis disaster declaration for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona devastated the island on Sunday. This enables FEMA to part of with emergency response resources. The hurricane has left nearly 1.5 million power customers in Puerto Rico without electricity. Per NBC News, about 100,000 customers experienced their electricity restored by Monday afternoon, in accordance with Luma Energy, the business responsible for power transmission and distribution in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Ricos Governor Pedro Pierluisi said in a news conference the island doesn’t need humanitarian aid yet. He said, We do need help with first responders. He added that NY Governor Kathy Hochul has recently vowed to send 100 first responders to Puerto Rico.

Governor Pierluisi explained that Puerto Rico has four warehouses with enough water and food to last through the emergency response phase. He emphasized humanitarian aid could be needed after the island enters its recovery stage. Unfortunately, there were several deaths in the wake of the storm. Reports state on Monday afternoon; a 58-year-old man was found dead after being dragged by currents from the river La Plata in the city of Comero.

Furthermore, two other people who died in shelters through the hurricane are thought to have passed on from natural causes. Currently, officials are looking forward to the Institute of Forensic Sciences to verify if thats the case. Puerto Rico isnt the only real island experiencing storms. Weather reports show the Dominican Republic includes a hurricane warning from Cabo Caucedo to Cabo Frances Viejo. Turks and Caicos and the southeastern Bahamas may also be being affected.


Scenes from Hurrican Fiona since it hits Puerto Rico. #USA

Of Sound Mind (@soundnessmind) September 19, 2022

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