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A house is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.

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A house is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.

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Hurricane Fiona washed ashore in the Dominican Republic on Monday morning, after causing flash flooding, landslides and a power outage across the island of Puerto Rico.

As of Monday morning, the Category 1 hurricane was located 35 miles southeast of Samaná, a coastal city in the northeastern Dominican Republic, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and was moving northwest at 8 mph. The storm is forecast to travel near or east of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday.

In Puerto Rico, the extent of the damage is still unclear as the island continues to experience heavy rain and massive flooding. But island officials have said some roads, bridges and other infrastructure have been damaged or washed away as a result of the downpour.

Most of the island also remains without power, according to utility company reports tracked by PowerOutage.us.

Island power crews were able to restore power to some 100,000 customers living in the northeastern region near the capital San Juan, Luma Energy, the island’s private power company, wrote in Facebook.

At a press conference on Sunday night, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said that he could not give an estimate of when it might be fully operational. However, he added that it would be “a matter of days,” not months, to restore the grid, referring to the prolonged power restoration after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Hurricane Fiona made landfall two days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm that killed an estimated 3,000 people and nearly destroyed the island’s electrical system.

President Biden has passed an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico on Sunday, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts.

Adrian Florida contributed reporting.


A worker cuts down a power pole that was downed by Hurricane Fiona while blocking a highway in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.

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A worker cuts down a power pole that was downed by Hurricane Fiona while blocking a highway in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.

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Nelson Cirino’s house is found with its roof blown off by the winds of Hurricane Fiona in Loiza, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.

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A highway is blocked by a landslide caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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A highway is blocked by a landslide caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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A worker from the municipality of Loiza calls residents to evacuate due to imminent flooding due to the rains of Hurricane Fiona, in Loiza, Puerto Rico.

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A flooded road is seen during the passage of Hurricane Fiona in Villa Blanca, Puerto Rico.

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A flooded road is seen during the passage of Hurricane Fiona in Villa Blanca, Puerto Rico.

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A man stands near a flooded road during the passage of Hurricane Fiona in Villa Blanca, Puerto Rico.

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People clear debris from a road after a landslide caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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A rain-swollen river from Hurricane Fiona speeds through Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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