Hurricane ‘Fiona’ leaves some 1.3 million users in Puerto Rico without power

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Some 1.3 million homes and businesses were still without power in Puerto Rico this Tuesday morning after the Hurricane Fiona hit the island on Sundaycausing a island wide blackout of 3.3 million inhabitants.

After hitting Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Dominican Republic and currently heading north, to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The storm has killed at least three people.

Fiona’s center was near the island of Grand Turk, according to the US National Hurricane Center. the storm had winds up to 185 kilometers per hour and continued to bring life-threatening heavy rains and flash flooding to the Dominican Republic.

Fiona arrived in Puerto Rico five years after the hurricane maria left the island without electricity in 2017.

Poweroutages.com, which estimates power outages based on data from utility companies, said that 1.267 million customers were still without service early Tuesday based on what he called the limited information available from LUMA Energywhich operates the electrical network of Puerto Rico.

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Poweroutages.com said there was 1,468 million electricity customers in Puerto Rico.

LUMA Energy said Monday that its teams have been assessing the damage, making critical repairs and working with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and private generators to increase generation and reenergize the electricity grid.

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With information from Reuters

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