(PUERTO RICO) – Hurricane Fiona has ensued catastrophic flooding throughout Puerto Rico after making landfall at 3:30 p.m. Sunday near Punta Tocon, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Video captures the moment surging floodwaters washed away a bridge in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona on Sunday. The National Hurricane Center warned of "catastrophic flooding" and a "potential local maximum" of 30 inches of rainfall on the island. https://t.co/mwXaXh6RB5 pic.twitter.com/00YI0Po0m9
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Hurricane Fiona has officially hit Puerto Rico and the entire island is currently without electricity, according to NPRpic.twitter.com/hxQl07CRCu
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Abner Gomez, head of public safety and crisis management at LUMA Energy, said to not expect the same disastrous power outage results as Hurricane Maria, which left more than 90% of Puerto Rico without electricity months after the calamitous Cat 5 killed 2,975 people in 2017.
“This is not Maria,” Gomez asserted. “This hurricane will not be Maria.”